Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 72.90
Liaison Kathleen Crawford
Submission Date July 23, 2020

STARS v2.2

Florida Gulf Coast University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 8.00 / 8.00 Kathleen Crawford
Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Health & Safety
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Has the institution adopted one or more sustainability learning outcomes that apply to the entire student body or, at minimum, to the institution's predominant student body?:

Which of the following best describes the sustainability learning outcomes?:

A list of the institution level sustainability learning outcomes:

Undergraduate Student Learning Goals and Outcomes
Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to the following undergraduate student learning goals and educational outcomes, believing they provide a foundation for lifelong learning and effective citizenship. The specific outcomes involving knowledge, understanding, analysis, evaluation and collaboration provide the basis on which the university and the learner, sharing responsibility, can measure progress toward reaching these goals.

Goal 2: Culturally diverse perspective.
Know and understand the diversity of the local and global communities, including cultural, social, political and economic differences. Analyze, evaluate, and assess the impact of differences in ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, native language, sexual orientation and intellectual/disciplinary approaches. Participate in collaborative projects requiring productive interaction with culturally-diverse people, ideas and values.

Goal 3: Ecological perspective.
Know the issues related to economic, social and ecological sustainability. Analyze and evaluate ecological issues locally and globally. Participate in collaborative projects requiring awareness and/or analysis of ecological and environmental issues.

Goal 9: Community awareness and involvement.
Know and understand the important and complex relationships between individuals and the communities in which they live and work. Analyze, evaluate and assess human needs and practices within the context of community structures and traditions. Participate collaboratively in community service projects.


Total number of graduates from degree programs:

Number of graduates from degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:

A brief description of how the figure above was determined:

while all of FGCU's undergraduate degree programs require a sustainability-focused course called "University Colloquium: A Sustainable Future" and therefore all programs ultimately require a knowledge and understanding of sustainability, not all of our programs list this in the individual program-levels, since at our institution it is a given. However, many programs, like our business degrees, engineering degrees, and others, do list sustainability in their program learning outcomes or have additional coursework that leads to the same ends.

Undergraduate program degrees awarded = 3005 (1594 with Sustainability Learning Outcomes / Required Sustainability course)

Masters & Doctors degrees awarded + 334 (73 with Sustainability Learning Outcomes)

Total with Sustainability Learning Outcomes = 1667

Degree completions Academic Year 2019-2020:

A list of degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:

Accounting (B.S.)
Bioengineering (B.S.)
Biology (B.A.)
Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.)
Communication (B.A.)
Economics (B.S.)
Environmental Engineering (B.S.Env.E.)
Environmental Studies (B.A.)
Finance (B.S.)
Marketing (B.S.)
Public Health (B.S.P.H.)
Resort and Hospitality Administration (B.S.)
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management
Secondary Education and Teaching
Computer Software Engineering
Community Health & Preventative Medicine
Business Administration and Management
Management Information Systems, General
Environmental Studies
Environmental Science
Engineering, General
Business Administration and Management, General

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

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:

Website URL where information about the sustainability learning outcomes is available:
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