|Submission Date||March 2, 2018|
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
AC-2: Learning Outcomes
|1.25 / 8.00||
Office of Sustainability
Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):
Number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
Percentage of students who graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:
Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the institution level (e.g. covering all students)?:
Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the division level (e.g. covering particular schools or colleges within the institution)?:
A list or brief description of the institution level or division level sustainability learning outcomes:
Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the program level (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, degrees, diplomas, certificates, and other academic designations)?:
A list or brief description of the program level sustainability learning outcomes (or a list of sustainability-focused programs):
Environmental Studies Learning Outcomes:
1. Competency in understanding the interdisciplinary relationships between humans and their environment.
- Students will appreciate the interdisciplinary nature and implied complexities of an environmental issue.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to interpret quantitative data (maps, charts, graphs, spreadsheets and equations) and utilize scientific inquiry to formulate hypotheses, gather and analyze data.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationships between humans and economic, social, and political thought that affect the natural and human environment.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of philosophical, spiritual, literary, and artistic traditions that affect the natural and human environment.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of maps and geographic display of data, statistical analysis or writing competency to support their arguments on any environmental issue.
2. Ability to identify the multiple dimensions of environmental issues, using the tools and ways of knowing specific to the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities.
3. Competency in being able to locate and access information on environmental issues.
Sustainable Community Development Learning Outcomes:
- Describe, synthesize, and thoroughly analyze the concept of sustainability and sustainable community development
- Identify key components that aid in the creation of sustainable development projects and initiatives
- Identify the challenges to sustainable development within various communities
- Understand and evaluate the processes which organizations use to develop sustainable community development plans
- Develop expertise in the skills and tools necessary to engage in, measure, and promote sustainable community development
- Illustrate the ability to lead the processes and practice the methods utilized to develop sustainable community development plans
Do course level sustainability learning outcomes contribute to the figure reported above (i.e. in the absence of program, division, or institution level learning outcomes)?:
A list or brief description of the course level sustainability learning outcomes and the programs for which the courses are required:
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Graduation data is for the FY 2017 (June 2016 -->May 2017)
40 students Environmental Studies (Major)
42 students Environmental Studies (Minor)
7 students Sustainable Community Development (Minor) - not counted with above numbers
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