Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.91
Liaison Lindsay Walker
Submission Date Oct. 24, 2019

STARS v2.2

Humber College
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.70 / 8.00 Lindsay Walker
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management
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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:

Humber’s Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILO) framework was first introduced in the college’s 2016-2021 Academic Plan as an academic goal to ensure all Humber graduates can demonstrate mastery of essential employability skills and mindsets. The framework was developed internally from 2016-2018 and approved by the senior executive and the Board of Governors in 2018. During this time, we engaged in piloting and soft implementation with faculty from all academic departments.

The ILOs are interconnected skills and mindsets that help students become career-ready citizens and prepare them for the uncertain future of work – a future in which sustainability, social equity and systems thinking are central. Once fully implemented, the ILO framework will ensure that every Humber graduate, regardless of program area, has engaged with a sustainability mindset in their academic and work integrated learning experiences.

The Sustainability ILO is a tool to guide the creation of sustainability-related outcomes in academic programs and courses. It also helps faculty make intentional choices in the ways in which curriculum is delivered through a sustainability lens. The ILO is described below:

A sustainability mindset enables us to think and act with our collective future in mind. As sustainability-minded individuals, Humber graduates lead by example. They promote sustainable practices in their professional and personal lives. They act responsibly in environmental, economic and social ways that protect our planet and contribute positively to the well-being of our communities.

The Sustainability ILO is supported by Humber College’s commitment to sustainability as one of Humber’s values in our previous (2013-2018) and current (2018-2023) Strategic Plan: “We preserve our collective future.”

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:

The office of the Vice President, Academics, reviewed all programs and their learning outcomes and identified those with a course learning outcome focused on sustainability.

We also went through the sustainability-focused courses list and checked if there were additional programs that required those courses, and added them to the list as well.

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

Advanced Chocolate and Confectionery Artistry – Graduate Certificate
Arborist Apprenticeship – Certificate
Architectural Technology – Advanced Diploma Architectural Technology Program Standard
Bachelor of Child and Youth Care – Degree
Bachelor of Community Development
Bachelor of Industrial Design – Degree
Bachelor of Interior Design - Degree
Bachelor of International Development – Degree
Bachelor of Nursing – Degree
Bachelor of Public Relations – Degree
Building Construction Technician – Diploma
Business Administration – Advanced Diploma Business Administration Program Standard
Business Administration – International Business – Advanced Diploma Business Administration – International Business Program Standard
Business Management - Diploma Business Program Standard
Carpentry and Renovation Technician - Diploma Carpentry and Renovation Technician Program Standard
Carpentry and Renovation Techniques – Certificate
Civil Engineering Technology – Advanced Diploma Civil Engineering Technology Program Standard
Community and Justice Services - Diploma Community and Justice Services Program Standard
Construction Engineering Technology – Advanced Diploma
Cosmetic Management – Diploma
Culinary Management – Diploma Culinary Management Program Standard
Culinary Skills – Certificate Culinary Skills Program Standard
Entrepreneurial Enterprise, Business Management – Graduate Certificate
Fashion Arts and Business – Diploma
Fashion Management, Bachelor of Commerce – Degree
Financial Services, Business Management – Diploma Business Program Standard
Food and Nutrition Management – Diploma Nutrition and Food Service Management Program Standard
Healthcare Management, Bachelor of Commerce - Degree
Hospitality – Event Management - Diploma Hospitality Program Standard
Hospitality - Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management - Diploma Hospitality Program Standard
Hospitality and Tourism Operations Management – Graduate Certificate
Interior Decorating - Diploma
Landscape Technician - Diploma Horticulture Technician Program Standard
Management Studies, Bachelor of Commerce
Marketing Management – Graduate Certificate Marketing Management Program Standard
Marketing, Business – Diploma Business - Marketing Program Standard
Mechanical Engineering Technician – Diploma Mechanical Engineering Technician Program Standard
Mechanical Engineering Technology – Advanced Diploma Mechanical Engineering Technician Program Standard
Mechanical Techniques - Millwright - Certificate Mechanical Techniques Program Standard
Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle Promotion – Diploma
Paralegal – Graduate Certificate
Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training – Certificate
Professional Accounting Practice – Graduate Certificate
Regulatory Affairs – Graduate Certificate
Social Service Worker – Diploma Social Service Worker Program Standard
Sport Business Management – Graduate Certificate
Supply Chain Management – Graduate Certificate Supply Chain Management (Ontario College Graduate Certificate) Program Standard
Supply Chain Management, Bachelor of Commerce – Degree
Sustainable Energy and Building Technology – Diploma
Tourism – Travel Services Management Tourism - Diploma Tourism Program Standard
Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner - Advanced Diploma
Urban Arboriculture – Tree Care – Certificate
Welding Techniques - Certificate
Wellness Coaching – Graduate Certificate
Addictions and Mental Health- Graduate Certificate
International Business - Degree
International Development - Degree
Early Childhood Education - Diploma
Early Childhood Education - Special Needs - Graduate Certificate
Nursing - Degree
Practical Nursing - Diploma
Personal Support Worker - College Certificate
Child and Youth Care - Advanced Diploma
Child and Youth Care - Accelerated Advanced Diploma
Child and Youth Care - Degree
Community Development - Degree
Bachelor of Criminal Justice - Degree
Bachelor of Applied Arts Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Social Science Criminal Justice
Developmental Services Worker - Diploma
Developmental Services Worker - Accelerated - Diploma

Appropriate learning outcomes for each programs are in the document attached

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:
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