Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.81
Liaison Ian Johnson
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Colorado College
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.96 / 8.00 Ian Johnson
Sustainability Director
Office 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:

The goal of sustainability education at CC is to fully and creatively utilize the strengths of the Block Plan in order to empower students to investigate the relationships between social, economic, and environmental challenges, particularly as they apply to our communities. Through a liberal arts education, sustainability studies at CC should strengthen our relationship to the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains as well as the broader human economy and the larger ecosystem in which it is embedded.

Sustainability offerings will be divided into two categories [following The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) guidelines]:

Sustainability-focused courses (T1) explicitly concentrate on at least THREE or more of the following topics and the potential relationships between them.

Sustainability-related course (T2) focus on at least ONE or more of the following topics and perhaps contemplate connections to other topics.

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 figure above was determined by the amount of graduates graduating from departments that require a sustainability-focused course to graduate in the major. We counted graduates from the 2019-2020 academic year. We know that a program requires a sustainability-focused course by looking at the Colorado College website under major requirements for each major.

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

Chemistry and Biochemistry
Environmental Program (3 majors) (Envirionmental Science, Environmental Science: Chemistry)
Physics: Environmental Emphasis
Physics: Geophysics Emphasis
Organismal Biology and Ecology
Southwest Studies
Molecular Biology

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:

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