Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.12
Liaison Ciannat Howett
Submission Date July 25, 2017
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Emory University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.71 / 8.00 Kelly Weisinger
Assistant Director
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Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):
5,281

Number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
1,128

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
21.36

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)?:
Yes

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

In the Rollins School of Public Health, all professional degree students must demonstrate an understanding of the public health core knowledge. The core curriculum is intended to provide an ecological approach to public health. The core curriculum provides students with an exposure to the social, economic, cultural and environmental conditions that influence human health.


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

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

African Studies BA students will demonstrate a broad, interdisciplinary and integrated understanding of African history, politics, society and culture, including engagement with contemporary issues such as disease and health, the environment, and economic development. A crucial challenge is for students to be able to apply interdisciplinary training and knowledge to real-world problems.

Anthropology BA students will demonstrate an understanding of cultural theory and ethnographic research, with a more sophisticated understanding of the research in at least one sub-discipline of cultural anthropology, including medical anthropology and global health, linguistics, political economy and development, sustainability, gender and sexuality, globalization, or psychological anthropology.

Environmental Studies BA/BS students will develop the ability to think critically about environmental problems, and to apply environmental studies problem solving skills to diverse problems.

All Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology majors will be able to articulate the concepts and methodologies of the interdisciplinary field of Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, including evolution and animal behavior, molecular, cellular, and developmental biology, and systems, social, cognitive, and behavioral neuroscience. This major requires all students to take the course Biology 141 “Foundations of Modern Biology,” which is a sustainability course.

Physics and Astronomy BA/BS students will apply and appreciate ethical principles of scientific conduct in regard to environmental protection, use of resources, and collaboration with colleagues.

Business BBA ROLE OF BUSINESS in SOCIETY students will consider traditional business objectives in the context of community and environmental impact.

Master's in Development Practice students will have the:
- Ability to conduct an in-depth analysis of geographical, environmental, political, historical, religious, and institutional context that shapes development challenges, interventions, and outcomes.
- Ability to develop comprehensive and appropriate interventions, integrating local environmental knowledge and citizenship with scientific expertise and global experiences to improve management of natural resources, agricultural production, and livelihood security.
- Critical analysis and problem-solving to achieve equitable distribution and sustainable use of natural resources such as water and energy, and their associated economic, environmental and health impacts.
- Development of strategies to promote protection and conservation of ecological resources and the production of environmental services through policy and governance mechanisms.

Master's of Public Health students must demonstrate an understanding of the public health core knowledge. The core curriculum is intended to provide an ecological approach to public health. The core curriculum provides students with an exposure to the social, economic, cultural, and environmental conditions that influence human health.

Master's of Public Health in Environmental Health students will achieve other key environmental health content-area competencies through coursework and practicum (e.g., describe major environmental risks to human health, assess sources and movement of contaminant through environment, apply principles of epidemiology to assess health effects of environmental exposures).

The minor in Sustainability curriculum is designed for students to understand and explore the challenges of sustainability, bridging theory and practice in understanding what determines sustainability in a strongly coupled world of humans and their environment. The courses link the theoretical and practical by understanding how human institutions, organizations, cultures, and technologies link and interact with their biophysical environments.

The minor in Community Building and Social Change is designed to offer students from a variety of majors an introduction to the challenges and opportunities for revitalizing and strengthening communities in contemporary urban America. Students must complete a three course sequence in community building and social change that includes Community Building and Social Change I, Planning and Evaluating Community-Based Initiatives, and Practicum in Community Building.


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:

All Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology majors will be able to articulate the concepts and methodologies of the interdisciplinary field of Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, including evolution and animal behavior, molecular, cellular, and developmental biology, and systems, social, cognitive, and behavioral neuroscience. This major requires all students to take the course Biology 141 “Foundations of Modern Biology,” which is a sustainability course.


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Information submitted for the 2015-2016 academic year.

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