Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.16
Liaison Matthew Liesch
Submission Date May 13, 2024

STARS v2.2

Central Michigan University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.81 / 8.00 Eric Urbaniak
Student Reviewer
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Has the institution adopted one or more sustainability learning outcomes that apply to the entire student body or, at minimum, to the institution's predominant student body?:

Which of the following best describes the sustainability learning outcomes?:

A list of the institution level sustainability learning outcomes:

Central Michigan University has general education requirements that all students must complete. To meet the requirements, students must complete a designated number of credit hours in the four University Program categories (humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and culture & diversity) as well as competencies in English, math, and communications. The course options in the natural sciences category are all either focused on sustainability or are supportive of sustainability. Links to the university's general education requirements and to the natural sciences course options list are included in the notes section.

Total number of graduates from degree programs:

Number of graduates from degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:

A brief description of how the figure above was determined:

This figure was determined by totaling all of the 2022-2023 school year graduates, including those who graduated December 2022, May 2023, and August 2023. Then it was determined how many of these graduates had gained a degree in one of the programs requiring understanding of sustainability (graduates in at least one of the programs below). Sustainability focused programs include those with at least one required course focused on environmental, social, cultural, and economic sustainability. The graduation data was provided by the Academic Planning & Analysis office. The link to collected graduation data are included in the notes section and the additional documentation section.

Only undergraduate programs were included in this data because the the data we were able to obtain referenced only undergraduates. Additionally, we used the most recent data available because we believe it is the best reflection of the university as it is currently.  

A list of degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:

Anthropology Major All Biology Majors Environmental Science Major Environmental Studies Major Environmental Engineering Major Geography Major Environmental Health and Safety Major Event and Recreation Management Major International Business Major Outdoor and Environmental Recreation Major Recreational Therapy and Rehabilitation Major Social Work Major Social Studies Major (both Concentrations) Anthropology minor Biology minor Environmental science minor Ethics, Values, and Society Minor Geography minor Sustainability and Environmental Policy minor Geology minor Outdoor and environmental education minor Recreation minor Environmental Justice certificate The list of degrees and their required sustainability courses is linked below in the documentation section. Additionally, the inventory of the university's sustainability course offerings and descriptions can be found in section AC-1, Academic Courses. This inventory list was used to help determine which degree programs have required sustainability learning outcomes.

Documentation supporting the figure reported above (upload):
Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:

Website URL where information about the sustainability learning outcomes is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

 Additional links for part one: This link outlines the university's general education requirements https://www.cmich.edu/academics/general-education This link includes the natural sciences course options list https://cmich.smartcatalogiq.com/en/2023-2024/undergraduate-bulletin/general-education-requirements_competencies-up/iii-the-university-program-27-hours/group-ii-natural-sciences/ Additional links for part two: This link includes graduation data from the 2022-2023 academic year (this is also included in the additional documentation section above) https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1dF655G9BTi2my8RC7sYaalEDOrgOiVy55U11y_MRvcg/edit?usp=sharing The link to the sustainability course inventory is included in AC-1, Academic Courses.

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