Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.21
Liaison Jennifer McMillin
Submission Date July 28, 2020

STARS v2.2

Cleveland State University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.38 / 8.00 Jennifer McMillin
Director of Sustainability
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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:

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:
The Office of Institutional Research provided a spreadsheet with total numbers of all CSU graduates in Academic Year 2018-19. They also provided total numbers of students graduating from degree programs that either have a sustainability focus, have sustainability explicitly listed as a learning outcome, or require a sustainability focused course.

A list of degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:
Environmental Engineering Through its ABET accredited undergraduate program and graduate program, the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department prepares its students to meet the challenges of tomorrow. Students develop insights into the physical, economical, sociological, and even political constraints which must be considered in engineering analysis and design. Competency requirements introduce students to areas outside of their major area of study and promote an interdisciplinary approach to solving environmental problems. Civil Engineering The curriculum must prepare graduates to apply knowledge of mathematics through differential equations, calculus-based physics, chemistry, and at least one additional area of basic science; apply probability and statistics to address uncertainty; analyze and solve problems in at least four technical areas appropriate to civil engineering; conduct experiments in at least two technical areas of civil engineering and analyze and interpret the resulting data; design a system, component, or process in at least two civil engineering contexts; include principles of sustainability in design; explain basic concepts in project management, business, public policy, and leadership; analyze issues in professional ethics; and explain the importance of professional licensure. Environmental Science The Master of Science degree in Environmental Science is offered by the Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences (BGES) as one of three interdisciplinary graduate programs in the Environmental Studies Program at Cleveland State. The degree program prepares students for a wide range of professional careers that require knowledge of biology, chemistry, or earth sciences in order to address environmental issues. The B.S. in Environmental Science is a multidisciplinary degree that provides a solid foundation in the basic sciences while permitting specialization in an area of focused study. Special Tracks include Environmental Biology, Environmental Geology, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Technology and Environmental Planning. Environmental Studies The Master of Arts in Environmental Studies Program prepares students for careers in environmental policy and management while providing students with a broad, interdisciplinary course of study. Developing and managing human institutions, organizations and behaviors that restore, protect, and sustain the environment requires careful study of both natural and human systems and their interdependence. This task is at the core of an environmental studies degree program. Mission To equip students with a core foundation in environmental science, policy, law, and management for professional careers that will “bridge the gap” between environmental scientists and public policy and management professionals, in order to protect the integrity, diversity, and resilience of existing social-ecological systems and to shape them into sustainable human settlements. Curricular Goals 1. Students will have a core knowledge base in biology, environmental physics, and environmental engineering 2. Students will understand the institutional and organizational context in which environmental policies and decisions are made and implemented through law, regulation, and administrative and financial practices 3. Students will understand the processes of public policy decision making, including the links between scientific research and environmental policy and inter-organizational relationships 4. Students will be able to design a policy-based applied research project, collect and analyze scientific and other data using electronic technology, and pursue results using a variety of methods and techniques relevant for environmental policy and management; 5. Students will be able to specialize in public decision making-related domains positively affecting the environment Urban and Regional Studies The Urban and Regional Studies major entails the study of America's cities, metropolitan areas, and their people. Students learn about the cultural, political, and historical aspects of urban living and the influence of these factors on the growth and decline of businesses and neighborhoods. Urban Studies is an interdisciplinary program that includes a foundation in urban geography, urban economic and political systems, and social issues. The program is designed to give students an understanding of the economic, political, and social changes necessary for improving the quality of the physical environment in cities.

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