Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.19
Liaison Ian Johnson
Submission Date July 14, 2017
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Colorado College
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.46 / 8.00 Ian Johnson
Sustainability Director
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):
547

Number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
100

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
18.28

Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:
One

Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the institution level (e.g. covering all students)?:
No

Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the division level (e.g. covering particular schools or colleges within the institution)?:
No

A list or brief description of the institution level or division level sustainability learning outcomes:
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Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the program level (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, degrees, diplomas, certificates, and other academic designations)?:
No

A list or brief description of the program level sustainability learning outcomes (or a list of sustainability-focused programs):
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Do course level sustainability learning outcomes contribute to the figure reported above (i.e. in the absence of program, division, or institution level learning outcomes)?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the course level sustainability learning outcomes and the programs for which the courses are required:

-Investigation and evaluation of the complex global systems in which sustainability exist (e.g. laws, economics and policies)
-Philosophical or theoretical frameworks through which to view environmental and sustainability issues
-Historical phenomena and patterns that have produced modern sustainability issues
-Social justice, environmental justice, and other equity concerns, including investigation of the complex social networks and dynamics of power that can perpetuate and complicate sustainability issues
-Possibilities for innovative connections between sustainability and different academic disciplines (e.g. Film and New Media Studies, Music, English)
-Understanding of, and critical thinking about the scientific method and how science can be applied to understanding natural systems and environmental issues
-Practice in technical and scientific skills and how they can be used to generate solutions to small and large scale sustainability challenges
-Practice in social and communication skills and how they can be used to generate solutions to small and large scale sustainability challenges
-Analysis and composition in literature, creative writing, design, visual arts, music and other art forms that can be used to generate solutions to small and large-scale sustainability challenges
-Analysis of and engagement with other cultural perspectives to build an understanding around how they relate to sustainability
-Development of a "Sense of Place," including a better understanding of the many possible connections to one's surroundings and community
-Research or course activities that encourage engagement with our communities to help them flourish
-Research or course activities that focus on self-reflection (e.g. resource usage, waste generation, travel footprint, etc.)


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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CC has developed sustainability learning outcomes at the course-level only. We have only considered degree programs that include required sustainability-focused course(s) with adopted sustainability learning objectives to count for this credit. These programs are Environmental Science, Economics, and Education degree tracks.

https://www.coloradocollege.edu/offices/sustainability/academics/curriculum/

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