Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.92
Liaison Jonathan Lantz-Trissel
Submission Date July 26, 2017
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Eastern Mennonite University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.88 / 8.00 Fred Kniss
Provost's Office
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Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):

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

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

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

Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the institution level (e.g. covering all students)?:

Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the division level (e.g. covering particular schools or colleges within the institution)?:

A list or brief description of the institution level or division level sustainability learning outcomes:

For the undergraduate division:
In EMU's Peace with Creation initiative, five student learning outcomes were aligned with the goal to strengthen our care for God’s creation by enhancing our sustainability knowledge, values, and actions, and were implemented throughout the undergraduate curriculum:

Learning Outcomes

1. Define and justify environmental sustainability from a theological perspective.
2. Explain how individual, institutional, and community actions impact the environment.
3. Name and defend actions that promote environmental sustainability at the individual, institutional, and community levels.
4. Integrate the principles of environmental sustainability within the student’s discipline.
5. Incorporate environmental sustainability into one’s values system.

For the Graduate School division:

Your values. Your career goals. Combine them through graduate studies at Eastern Mennonite University and prepare to transform your world for the common good.
What is ‘Leadership for the Common Good’?

What does leadership require?

Leadership for the common good is a belief that developing authenticity in people is the way to help them transform their world. That the common good is established each time a person, organization, or community reaches beyond individual self-interest for the sake of the greater whole.

To that end, our graduate programs are led by scholar practitioners who are experts in their fields and who focus our curriculum on personal formation, competency, and relationships in developing leaders who work to transform their world and enhance the common good in their workplaces and communities.

Personal Formation

Developing authentic leaders on a journey of integration, spiritual growth, and maturity. Our graduate students become leaders who understand that personal, organizational, and community existence are tied to the sustainability of local and global systems.


Developing transformative leaders who design organizations and nurture communities to be resilient and sustainable with skills in entrepreneurship, shared vision development, mutual accountability, financial integrity, continuous innovation, empowerment of people and teams, and systems thinking.


Understanding that in community we build and maintain trustworthy relationships with each other and the Sacred and that problem-solving must be contextual based on constituent and community life conditions. In this context, we transform personal, organizational and community conflicts into healthy outcomes.

Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the program level (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, degrees, diplomas, certificates, and other academic designations)?:

A list or brief description of the program level sustainability learning outcomes (or a list of sustainability-focused programs):

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)?:

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

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