Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.40
Liaison David Heithaus
Submission Date Jan. 20, 2021

STARS v2.2

Kenyon College
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.72 / 8.00
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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:

As a liberal arts college, Kenyon College recognizes that it has a responsibility to its students, the surrounding community, and future generations to make conscious decisions that reflect the changing nature of the environment. Kenyon understands that creating a sustainable campus as well as showing respect and care for the environment should be among the core values that guide our teaching, research, service, and administrative decisions. The only required courses which feature sustainability learning outcomes happen at the departmental and academic course level (major/minor/concentrations)

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:

Numbers reflect three years of graduating seniors generally and then specifically in the Biology and ENVS major or concentration.

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

Environmental Studies Major and Concentration- Environmental studies is an interdisciplinary field that integrates elements of the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities and the arts to study our relationships with the world in which we live. Systems-based by design, environmental studies employs a holistic approach to complex systems, recognizing that combined human-ecological systems and their emergent properties require an understanding, not only of their constituent parts, but of the interactions between systems and between the elements within systems.

International Studies Environmental Track - The study of issues related to the environment, ecosystems and natural resources requires an interdisciplinary and international approach. Many environmental issues are global in scope or are best studied comparatively between different regions, and other issues central to international studies have fundamental implications for the environment. Students in this track combine scientific training with international studies in order to examine complex environmental issues. They are expected to take advantage of a growing number of off-campus study programs that deal primarily with environmental questions, and students majoring in this track must also fulfill the requirements for the concentration in environmental studies.

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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:
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