Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.33
Liaison James Biesecker
Submission Date Nov. 1, 2022

STARS v2.2

Gettysburg College
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.27 / 8.00 Randy Wilson
Associate Professor
Environmental Studies
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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:

The Integrative Thinking Goal in the Gettysburg College General Curriculum is sustainability-supportive insofar as it includes required course work designed to incorporate diverse methodologies, perspectives, analysis and communication across disciplines including the natural and social sciences. All Environmental Studies courses fulfill this requirement either in the form of Interdisciplinary courses or Science-Technology-Society courses, both of which are required of all students to complete this aspect of the college's general curriculum.

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:

Graduates from degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability are those graduating with degrees in Environmental Studies, Biology, or degrees in Public Policy focused on Environmental Policy. The number of students graduating from these programs in AY 2020-21 were compared with the total number of students graduating that same year to determine the percentage of students who graduated in a program requiring an understanding of the concept of sustainability (listed below). For students with double majors, if one major required an understanding of sustainability, they were counted as students from a sustainability program.

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

Environmental Studies
Public Policy (with concentration in Environmental Policy)

Documentation supporting the figure reported above (upload):
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:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

The website URL above is the source for definitions of institution-wide General Curriculum requirements that include SUPPORT for sustainability focused coursework in order for all students to complete any degree of study at Gettysburg College.

Environmental Studies program learning goals can be found at https://www.gettysburg.edu/academic-programs/environmental-studies/programs/student-learning-outcomes

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