Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.05
Liaison Yumiko Jakobcic
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2015
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Grand Valley State University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.18 / 8.00 Yumiko Jakobcic
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability Practices
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Number of students who graduated from a program that has adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
117

Total number of graduates from degree programs:
5,259

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:

Liberal Studies (BS/BA)- Sustainability Emphasis; Environmental Studies (minor); Chemistry (BS) - Environmental Chemistry; Chemistry (BS) - Cert. in Green Chemistry; Geography and Planning (BS); Geography and Planning (BS) - Cert. in Sustainable City and Regional Planning; Natural Resources Management (BS, minor); Public and Nonprofit Administration (BS) - Specialty in Community Development and Planning; MPA Grad certificate in Sustainability in Public and Nonprofit Organizations; Biology - MS with NRM Emphasis


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

Public and Nonprofit Administration: Community Development and Planning field requires the ability to identify: the interrelationships among major community actors; the processes and power structures which create community governance; the policies and institutions that foster strong, vibrant communities; the relationship between a community's physical and social infrastructure; and the organizational challenges that face neighborhood associations and community development corporations; Natural Resources Management: Students learn to combine ecological knowledge with geology, statistics, economics, and policy, and apply it to practical situations. These practical applications might include managing wildlife populations or restoring natural ecosystems, such as forests and wetlands; Chemistry: The environmental emphasis is to prepare students for professional employment in a position related to environmental chemistry, or for furthering their studies in an advanced degree program related to environmental issues.


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