Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.94
Liaison Bert Jacobson
Submission Date Feb. 3, 2015
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Kankakee Community College
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 8.00 / 8.00 Bert Jacobson
Dean, Environmental and Institutional Sustainability
Environmental and Institutional Sustainability
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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:

Since sustainability-related materials are incorporated in some of the mandatory Gen Ed courses in addition to a sampling of 64 courses across the programs, nearly all degrees, diplomas and certificates meet this requirement. See list at http://www.kcc.edu/students/academics/Pages/academiccatalog.aspx

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

Interconnectedness and Interdependence
o Students develop knowledge of the interconnections and
interdependency of ecological, social, and economic systems.
o Students demonstrate understanding of how the health of these systems
determines the sustainability of natural and human communities at local,
regional, national, and global levels.
o Students demonstrate the ability to analyze real-world challenges to
environmental systems from a holistic perspective and formulate
practical sustainable solutionsThe Natural and Built Environment
o Students engage in inquiry and systems thinking and use information
gained through learning experiences in, about, and for the environment
to understand the structure, components, and processes of natural and
human-built environments.
Sustainability and Civic Responsibility
o Students develop and apply the knowledge, perspective, vision, skills,
and habits of mind necessary to make personal and collective decisions
and take actions that promote sustainability.
o Students evolve and implement an ethical perspective of an
interconnected world in which we each are part.
o Students demonstrate an understanding of how decision-making
encompassing sustainability creates solutions for current and emerging
social-environmental issues.
Sustainability and Future Employment
o Students develop technical skills that are necessary to pursue a career in
o Students are able to identify where their chosen field of study and
sustainability are connected.

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