Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.21
Liaison Darcy Coughlan
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2021

STARS v2.2

Coastal Carolina University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.14 / 8.00 Darcy Coughlan
Associate Director
Sustain Coastal
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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?:
Yes

Which of the following best describes the sustainability learning outcomes?:
Sustainability-supportive

A list of the institution level sustainability learning outcomes:
Source: 2020/21 Undergraduate Catalog, Core Curriculum (URL: https://catalog.coastal.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=20&poid=3649)

CORE CURRICULUM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

All students earning an undergraduate degree from Coastal Carolina University must complete Core Curriculum requirements (38-40 credits) stated in the Undergraduate Catalog except under exceptional circumstances.

As part of the Core Curriculum, students need to complete "II. Core Concepts" (19 credit hours), with the stated goal of "seek[ing] to introduce students to methods of inquiry and practice within and across disciplines, including scientific concepts and the practice of scientific inquiry, individual and social human behavior, and humanistic thought from a national and global perspective."

All students are required to take one course in Scientific Concepts, two courses with different prefixes in Human and Social Behavior*, and two courses with different prefixes in Humanistic Thought, and one course in Artistic Expression.

*Human and Social Behavior Objectives & Learning Outcomes

Objective: Students will recognize a variety of social perspectives and contexts, and identify connections among individual and group behaviors within and across cultures.

Learning Outcomes -- Students will be able to:
Apply methods of inquiry to investigate social behavior.
Analyze and illustrate the connections among individual and group behaviors.

SUST 122: Introduction to Sustainability, is a sustainability-focused course, and is one of the options of courses that students can choose from to fulfill one of the Human and Social Behavior course requirements.

Total number of graduates from degree programs:
2,227

Number of graduates from degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:
39

A brief description of how the figure above was determined:
See attached documentation. Reported on July 1, 2019- June 30, 2020.

A list of degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:
Sustainability & Coastal Resilience B.A./B.S. (Major began Spring 2021. We do not have graduates yet)
Certificate in Sustainability - https://catalog.coastal.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=16&poid=2991&returnto=579
Environmental Science Minor - https://catalog.coastal.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=17&poid=3259&returnto=611
Environmental Studies Minor - https://catalog.coastal.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=16&poid=2992&returnto=579
Coastal Marine and Wetland Studies - https://catalog.coastal.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=17&poid=3259&returnto=611
MBA Nonprofit Administration Track (Requires MBA 655 - Sustainability and Social Responsibility)

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

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:
1.75

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:
CCU Core Curriculum: https://catalog.coastal.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=20&poid=3649

CCU Strategic Plan (2016-2021)
https://www.coastal.edu/aboutccu/leadership/strategicplan/thestrategicplan2016-2021/keyinstitutionalstrategies/
https://www.coastal.edu/aboutccu/leadership/strategicplan/thestrategicplan2016-2021/goalsandobjectivestosupporteachstrategy/

Part Two:
2020 Factbook: https://www.coastal.edu/media/2015ccuwebsite/contentassets/documents/iraa/universityfactbooks/Fact%20Book%202020.pdf
https://www.coastal.edu/media/2015ccuwebsite/contentassets/documents/iraa/universityfactbooks/Fact%20Book%202020%204%20-%20Academic.pdf

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