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Florida Gulf Coast University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

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Complete Expired Katie Leone
Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Health & Safety
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Number of students who graduated from a program that has adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
2446

Total number of graduates from degree programs:
2526

A copy of the list or inventory of degree, diploma or certificate programs that have sustainability learning outcomes:
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A list of degree, diploma or certificate programs that have sustainability learning outcomes:

Undergraduate Programs 2013-2014 Catalog Year
Accounting (B.S.)
Anthropology (B.A.)
Art (B.A.)
Athletic Training (B.S.A.T.)
Bioengineering (B.S.)
Biology (B.A.)
Biology (B.S.)
Pre-Professional Concentration
Microbiology Concentration
Organismal and Ecological Concentration
Biology-Accelerated (B.S.)
Biotechnology (B.S.)
Chemistry (B.A.)
Child and Youth Studies (B.S.)
Child Studies Concentration
Youth Studies Concentration
Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.)
Clinical Laboratory Science (B.S.)
Communication (B.A.)
Communication Studies Concentration
Communication Ecology Concentration
Public Relations Concentration
Community Health (B.S.)
Computer Information Systems (B.S.)
Computer Programming Concentration
Criminal Justice (B.S.)
Early Childhood Education (B.A.)
Economics (B.S.)
Elementary Education (B.A.)
English (B.A.)
Environmental Engineering (B.S.Env.E.)
Environmental Studies (B.A.)
Exercise Science (B.S.)
Finance (B.S.)
Forensic Studies (B.S.)
Health Science (B.S.)
Health Science Concentration
Health Services Administration Concentration
History (B.A.)
Journalism (B.A.)
Legal Studies (B.S.)
Management (B.S.)
General Management Concentration
Entrepreneurship Concentration
Human Resource Management Concentration
Sports Management Concentration
Marine Science (B.S.)
Marketing (B.S.)
Mathematics (B.A.)
Mathematics (B.S.)
Music Education (B.M.E)
Choral Concentration
Instrumental Concentration
Music - Performance (B.A.)
Voice Concentration
Piano Concentration
Instrumental Concentration
Nursing (B.S.N.)
PGA Golf Management (B.S.)
Philosophy (B.A.)
Political Science (B.A.)
Interdisciplinary Studies Concentration
Government and Managerial Innovation Concentration
Government and Information Systems Concentration
Public Administration Concentration
Psychology (B.A.)
Resort & Hospitality Management (B.S.)
Event Management Concentration
Spa Management Concentration
Secondary Biology Education (B.A.)
Secondary Mathematics Education (B.A.)
Secondary Social Science Education (B.A.)
Social Work (B.S.W.)
Sociology (B.A.)
Software Engineering (B.S.)
Special Education (B.A.)
Theatre (B.A.)

Graduate:

Accounting (M.S.)
Doctor of Education (Ed. D)
Accounting & Taxation (M.S.)
Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Criminal Justice (M.S)
Education (Ed.D) .
English (M.A)
Environmental Science (M.S)
Environmental Studies (M.A)
Executive Business Administration (E.M.B.A)
History (M.A)
Health Science (M.A.)
Information Systems (M.S.)
Nurse Anesthesia (M.S.N.) h
Occupational Therapy (M.S.)
Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program (M.S.N.)
Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)
Social Work (M.S.W.)


A list or sample of the sustainability learning outcomes associated with degree, diploma or certificate programs (if not included in an inventory above):

Undergraduate:

Completing the University Colloquium is a requirement for ALL Baccalaureate degrees. (http://www.fgcu.edu/Catalog/regdetail.asp?FMID=Registration+and+Records&page=20)

University Colloquium 2013-2014 Catalog Year

FGCU has structured its curricula to emphasize the interrelationship of knowledge across disciplines and to provide students with the ability to think in whole systems. A three credit hour course, University Colloquium, brings together students and faculty from all disciplines in an interdisciplinary learning experience. The university’s guiding principles and values are discussed in this course, and students are expected to develop critical thinking and communication skills. Because this course is required for all undergraduates, the University Colloquium is housed within Undergraduate Studies. It is a writing intensive course and students are required to complete ten hours of service-learning related to the natural environment as part of the course.

The University Colloquium: A Sustainable Future

Conceptual basis for University Colloquium
Adopted January 15, 1997: Dean’s Council Meeting

We have made a commitment as a university to make environmental education an integral part of our identity. One of our university-wide outcomes is that all students will develop “an ecological perspective.” A way to accomplish this perspective is to devise a course, or group of experiences, with an environmental focus that all FGCU undergraduate students must complete, and in which faculty from all five colleges would be involved. Because “ecology” applies to our total living space and interrelationships, human and natural, it is relevant to all our disciplines and professions. Thus, an ecology course would touch on all the university-wide goals and outcomes, and more. Students would not be introduced to FGCU values, they would participate in them.

Goals:

The University Colloquium is an interdisciplinary environmental education course designed to explore the concept of sustainability as it relates to a variety of considerations and forces in the environment. In particular, we will consider ecological, social, ethical, historical, scientific, economic, and political influences. The course goals are:

To provide a "sense of place" and an understanding of the unique ecological features of the environment of which you are a part;
To assist in developing an ecological perspective and a commitment to community awareness and involvement in order for students to know the issues related to economic, social, and ecological sustainability, analyze and evaluate ecological issues locally and globally, participate in projects requiring awareness and/or analysis of ecological and environmental issues;
To provide experiences to assist in moving toward achieving the university learning goals of effective communication skills and critical thinking skills as well as the university’s stated mission of “practicing and promoting environmental sustainability and “encouraging civic responsibility”;
To enable a practical understanding of sustainability, of environmental education, and of ecological literacy.
Student Learning Outcomes

Students are expected to:

Demonstrate an understanding of environmental issues through writing and class participation.
Critically analyze environmental issues from economic, social, political, and ecological perspectives.
Describe the unique ecological features of the area and analyze Southwest Florida’s unique environmental and ecological challenges.
Demonstrate a practical understanding of sustainability, sense of place, and ecological literacy.

Graduate:

Accounting & Taxation (M.S.) has adopted the following Sustainability Learning Outcomes as degree requirements:
-Have a global awareness.
-Analyze the ethical implications of accounting and tax transactions. (http://www.fgcu.edu/CoB/acgms/3658.asp)

Business Administration (M.B.A.) has adopted the following Sustainability Learning Outcomes as degree requirements:
-Evaluate the global impact of business decisions.
-Assess leadership skills & develop personal leadership plan.
-Examine the environmental impact of business decisions.
-Evaluate the global impact of business decisions.
-Synthesize interdisciplinary knowledge to make strategic decisions.
-Solve business problems using critical thinking skills.
-Apply critical thinking skills to ethical scenarios.
(http://www.fgcu.edu/CoB/busmba/outcomes.html)

Criminal Justice (M.S) has adopted the following Sustainability Learning Outcomes as degree requirements:
-Demonstrate an understanding of the interaction of criminal justice with the broader social, economic, and political environment.
-Integrate ethical and professional behavior, diverse perspectives and interdisciplinary approaches in designing and implementing solutions to complex public and social problems.
(http://www.fgcu.edu/CAS/CJMS/11454.asp)

Education (Ed.D) students are required to take courses that have the following Sustainability Learning Outcomes:
-Develop appropriate educational plans for incorporating and advancing sustainability into school curriculum.
-Through participation in the synthesis of research, students will draw conclusions on definitions of sustainability in education and identify related issues, problems and potential solutions related to pedagogy and curriculum development.
-Along with the cohort community involvement to strengthen technological abilities, students will expand skills of synthesizing research and present it to the world community through internet options.
-Students will apply concepts and principles of sustainability in education related to the pedagogical and curricular development in selected curriculum models.
-Students will explore their attitudes and dispositions as they relate to the pedagogical and curricular aspects of sustainability in education.
-To develop a global and multicultural perspective of educational leadership by identifying related issues, challenges, and potential solutions related to pedagogy, curriculum practices and sustainability issues in education.

English (M.A) has adopted the following Sustainability Learning Outcomes as degree requirements:
Ethical Responsibility and Professional Leadership Skills:
-The ability to analyze various ethical and professional issues that emanate from Literary scholarship.
-The ability to synthesize diverse perspectives and values that inform literary works and their reception and audiences.
(http://www.fgcu.edu/CAS/English-MA/outcomes.html)

Environmental Science (M.S) has adopted the following Sustainability Learning Outcomes as degree requirements:
-A strong foundation in ecological principles and their application to the description and interpretation of environmental systems
-An understanding of anthropogenic impacts on ecosystems.
(http://www.fgcu.edu/CAS/EnvSci-MS/outcomes.html)

Environmental Studies (M.A) has adopted the following Sustainability Learning Outcomes as degree requirements:
-The ability to understand and apply systems analysis and simulation modeling techniques to environmental education, management, or research.
-An understanding of geologic, biological, chemical, physical, and evolutionary processes and their impact on ecosystems.
-A strong foundation in ecological principles and their application to the description and interpretation of environmental systems.
-An understanding of anthropogenic impacts on ecosystems.
-Knowledge of local plant and animal communities and ecosystem dynamics, and the ability to translate this understanding to regional and global levels.
-An understanding of the concept of sustainability and its application to the formation and implementation of public policy, decision making, problem identification, ethical dilemmas, creative problem solving, and conflict resolution.
-Respect for the environment and all life within it, and recognition of the many ways of knowing the environment.

Executive Business Administration (E.M.B.A) has adopted the following Sustainability Learning Outcomes as degree requirements:
-Systems orientation: Graduates will understand the interrelated nature of the various functional areas of organizations and the information needs and flows of organizations. They will also be able to lead and to adapt to changes in the internal and external environments.
-Appreciation of the diverse environment of business: Graduates will have a global perspective of the diverse demographics and environment of organizations. They will understand the issues and challenges encountered by profit and not-for-profit entities, and entrepreneurial enterprises.
-Ethical framework: In their leadership roles, graduates will understand that organizations operate within a global environment with a responsibility to their stakeholders to consider the organizations' impact on legal, ethical, social, and environmental issues.
(http://www.fgcu.edu/CoB/bizemba/outcomes.html)

History (M.A) has adopted the following Sustainability Learning Outcomes as degree requirements:
-Analyze various ethical and professional issues that emanate from historical scholarship.
-Synthesize diverse perspectives and values that inform historical works and their reception and audiences.
-Use the intellectual tools necessary for leadership and participation in global civic culture.
(http://www.fgcu.edu/CAS/History/13715.asp)

Health Science (M.A.) has adopted the following Sustainability Learning Outcomes as degree requirements:
-Evaluate how various legal and ethical issues influence the practice of health care.
(http://www.fgcu.edu/CHPSW/HS/HSMS/outcomes.html)

Information Systems (M.S.) has adopted the following Sustainability Learning Outcome as a degree requirement:
-Develop & manage IT policies (including security, ethical, & quality assurance). (http://www.fgcu.edu/CoB/isms/learningoutcomes.html)

Nurse Anesthesia (M.S.N.) has adopted the following Sustainability Learning Outcomes as degree requirements:
-Exercise critical thinking to design and implement innovative approaches that are financially viable, culturally connected, evidence-based, and community partnered.
-Practice as caring scholar, advanced practice nurses who are singularly sensitive and critically reflective.
-Exhibit professional leadership by influencing policy processes aimed at improving global health.
(http://www.fgcu.edu/CHPSW/Nursing/Anesthesia/outcomes.html)

Occupational Therapy (M.S.) has adopted the following Sustainability Learning Outcomes as degree requirements:
-Utilize a breadth and depth of knowledge in the liberal arts and sciences and an understanding of issues related to globalism and diversity, as a foundation for practice.
-Uphold the ethical standards and values of the occupational therapy profession.
-Formulate and apply strategies for community leadership to contribute to the community through advocacy for the disabled, for other vulnerable populations, and for quality in health care.
(http://www.fgcu.edu/CHPSW/OT/otmsel/learningoutcomes.html)

Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program (M.S.N.) has adopted the following Sustainability Learning Outcomes as degree requirements:
-Exercise critical thinking to design and implement innovative approaches that are financially viable, culturally connected, evidence-based, and community partnered.
-Exhibit professional leadership by influencing policy processes aimed at improving global health.
(http://www.fgcu.edu/CHPSW/Nursing/PHCNP/outcomes.html)

Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) has adopted the following Sustainability Learning Outcome as a degree requirement:
-Recognize the importance of and pursue COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT as part of his/her professional responsibility and civic engagement.
(http://www.fgcu.edu/CHPSW/PT/PTDPT/learningoutcomes.html)

Social Work (M.S.W.) has adopted the following Sustainability Learning Outcomes as degree requirements:
-Engage in diversity and difference in practice.
-Advance human rights and social justice.
-Engage in policy practice to advance social and economic well-being and to deliver effective social work services.
(http://www.fgcu.edu/CHPSW/SocialWork/MSW/LearningOutcomes.html)


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