Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.77
Liaison Susan Kaspari
Submission Date July 16, 2022

STARS v2.2

Central Washington University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.46 / 8.00 Susan Kaspari
Professor
Geological Sciences
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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?:
No

Which of the following best describes the sustainability learning outcomes?:
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A list of the institution level sustainability learning outcomes:
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Total number of graduates from degree programs:
2,783

Number of graduates from degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:
507

A brief description of how the figure above was determined:

We contacted the University Registrar to obtain a copy of all academic programs and departments at CWU. We scanned the provided Word document with sustainability-related keywords and also reviewed each program briefly. This initial list of possible sustainability programs was then transferred to an Excel document that allowed us to review each program based presence of the following: Economics, Equity, Environment, sustainability-focused, sustainability-related. We highlighted any questions.

We then presented our initiative to CWU's Academic Department Chairs Organization (ADCO). After presenting the initiative and sharing an overview of sustainability definitions, we provided the initial inventory and questions to the chairs. Each chair had the opportunity to review our draft inventory and make edits or additions for about one month. After that review period, we reviewed the changes and doublechecked our inventory results. From the initial list of departments and programs, we calculated the proportion of programs that met sustainability criteria.


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

Africana and Black Studies Program
American Indian Studies Program
Anthropology and Museum Studies Department
Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising Program
Asian Studies Program
Douglas Honors College
Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction Department
Environmental Studies Program
Family and Consumer Sciences Department
Geography Department
Geological Sciences Department
Health Sciences Department
Hospitality, Tourism, Event and Wine Management Program
Information Technology and Administrative Management Department
Latino and Latin American Studies Program
Science and Mathematics Education Department
History Department
Sociology Department
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program
Institute for Integrated Energy Studies


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

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:
18.22

Website URL where information about the sustainability learning outcomes is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

This credit was completed by Heather Spalding, Provost Staff Fellow for Sustainability during 2021-2022.

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