Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 60.18
Liaison James Biesecker
Submission Date March 7, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Gettysburg College
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.47 / 8.00 Randy Wilson
Associate Professor
Environmental Studies
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Number of students who graduated from a program that has adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:

Total number of graduates from degree programs:

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

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

Environmental Studies (Major, minor)

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

To provide a problem based curriculum that stresses an interdisciplinary approach - such that students learn to employ perspectives and methods of analysis from the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities in the study of complex real world environmental issues.
To provide students with critical thinking skills, drawing from both quantitative and qualitative forms of analysis, that allow them to understand, analyze and articulate conclusions about real environmental problems.
To make linkages between theory and practice: such that students understand the interconnections between abstract theorizations of environmental dynamics - whether ecological, political, economic, or ideological - and how these are reflected 'on the ground' in case studies and field sites.
To provide meaningful hands-on field experiences that allow student to learn by doing as they conduct field experiments, collect data, and meet with the social actors engaged in environmental management and policy making decisions.
To develop leadership skills and learn how to work collaboratively with both faculty and student peers in the design and implementation of research projects and the presentation of final results.
To learn how to communicate effectively in a variety of forms and formats as students present research findings in writing (e.g., research papers, policy briefs, lab reports, personal journals, etc.) and oral presentation (independent and group) and o (via independent or group presentations, poster
To provide opportunities for faculty-student research in which students experience the research process including the presentation and potential co-authored publications of new knowledge in peer reviewed academic outlets.

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