Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 36.50
Liaison Katy Everett
Submission Date Oct. 26, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Eureka College
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 8.00 / 8.00 Katy Everett
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Science and Mathematics
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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:

Starting in the 2018 academic year, new general education capabilities were put in place that include 10 student learning objectives, one of which is Sustainable Practices and Environmental Conscience. Seven courses across all 4 divisions currently meet the student learning objectives for Sustainable Practices in their curriculum. These learning objectives include: Understand contemporary environmental issues, as well as the complexity of proposed solutions;
Understand the changing relationships between humans and nature over time;
Recognize interconnections among economic, environmental, and social issues to develop sustainable future-focused practices; Apply academic study to address sustainability problems at various levels. Find all gen ed capability descriptions (updated before each semester) at: https://www.eureka.edu/academics/10-essentials/#1512754599770-b3f37d27-ae7b

Also, 'Stewardship & Sustainability' is one of our Core Values of the College.

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):

Environmental Studies and Environmental Science

Example: The major in Environmental Studies is designed for students preparing for careers in government, non-profit, and private agencies involved in environmental conservation, policy making, and consulting, as well as graduate study in fields such as environmental studies, environmental science, environmental policy-making, or environmental management.

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:

In EVS260: Introduction to Sustainability Principles and Practices, students are introduced to the principles of sustainability and its importance and then apply their learning by designed and carrying out a sustainability project. After deciding on the indicators of sustainability to be measured, students will collaborate with staff, faculty, and administrators to collect data on current practices. Potential areas for
sustainable practices include: energy use, sold waste management, water use,
landscaping and grounds management, and dining services. From these data potential
future practices will be modeled to determine priority areas that could benefit from
immediate action. All data and recommendations are then presented in a report or
presentation to Eureka College.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Information gathered by: Kim Johnson and Rabecka Williamson

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