Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.32
Liaison Trish O'Connor
Submission Date Aug. 23, 2019
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Fleming College
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.45 / 8.00 Trish O'Connor
Special Projects Leader
Academic/ Human Resources
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Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):
3017

Number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
1679

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
55.65

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)?:
Yes

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:

Fleming College's Strategic, Academic and Business plans committed to incorporating Sustainability into the student experience and to incorporating the Sustainability Learning Outcome across diploma programs at the College. The new draft sustainability plan repeats this commitment, and most recently, the College has adopted a policy to require the Sustainability Learning Outcome as a required Vocational Learning Outcome for all programs, thereby, incorporating it into the academic quality assurance (annual program review) process.

Fleming College's "Division" Level is referred to as Schools and Academic Clusters. There are 7 different schools across the College headed by separate Deans and within the schools of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences and Health and Community Development, within which, there are two additional academic clusters, namely, Natural Resource Cluster; Environmental Clusters, Community Development cluster and the Justice Cluster. These academic clusters are led by Academic Chairs.

Deans take direction for their schools from the College's Academic Plan. The Learning Outcome " Students will be able to explain the interconnections between the broad principles of sustainability - which include human health and well-being, ecological health, social issues, and secure livelihoods- in order to support a better world for all generations." was included in Fleming's College's Academic and Plan (2015-2018) with a target to include the outcome is required courses in 100% of Diploma Programs across 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)?:
Yes

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

In addition to our course level outcome and corporate commitment to its implementation across Schools at the College, several programs in our School for Environment and Natural Resource Sciences, School of Business and the Trades and Technology School also contain sustainability learning outcomes at the program level.

Examples include our Ecosystem Management Technician and Technologist Programs.
Their Program Level Learning Outcomes are as follows:
Ecosystem Management Technician (EMT)

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes (2019)
»Participate in resource management planning based on knowledge of relevant government structures, policies, terminology, and legislation.
»Effectively communicate the foundational principles of Ecosystem Management in a variety of formats, including oral, written, computer-based and other technologies, to a variety of audiences.
»Work effectively with a wide variety of sampling tools and technologies to accurately collect, organize, analyze, interpret and communicate ecological and spatially geo-referenced data.
»Respect a variety of worldviews and perspectives on ecology, sustainability, and the role that humans play within ecosystems at the local, regional, and global levels.
»Apply the scientific method and the principles of scientific inquiry to complete collaborative research studies on ecosystem dynamics and ecosystem function at a variety of spatial and temporal scales.
»Develop oral and written communication skills in the completion of proposals and grant applications to secure resources for the implementation of ecosystem management projects.
»Apply current and emerging protocols to study ecosystem biodiversity, composition, structure, and function.
»Develop conflict resolution, facilitation and negotiating skills to work effectively with others in a collaborative, solutions-based environment to prevent and/or mitigate the impacts of human activity within ecosystems.
»Prepare internal reports and field records, documenting information accurately and in a timely manner, in compliance with industry and government regulations, established policies and procedures.
»Operate and maintain tools and equipment appropriately, in compliance with industry safety and operating standards, ensuring optimum health and safety of self, team members and the environment.


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:

At least one required course in Diploma Programs is to include the Sustainability Learning Outcome "Students will be able to explain the interconnections between the broad principles of sustainability - which include human health and well-being, ecological health, social issues, and secure livelihoods- in order to support a better world for all generations." A list of program and required courses that currently contain the outcome can be found on the Office of Sustainability website under- Sustainability in Our Courses.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Our graduate data was gathered by our Institutional Research Office and correlated with our data on Sustainability Learning Outcome implementation in Diploma Programs across the College (as well as Certificate Programs) that contain the College Sustainability Learning Outcome or an equivalent Sustainability Learning Outcome.

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