Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 33.07
Liaison John Lerczak
Submission Date March 6, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Lewis University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.11 / 8.00 Jerry Kavouras
Chair, Assoc Professor/Biology
Biology
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Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):
1,805

Number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
24

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
1.33

Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:
One

Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the institution level (e.g. covering all students)?:
Yes

Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the division level (e.g. covering particular schools or colleges within the institution)?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the institution level or division level sustainability learning outcomes:

Students will be able to apply the concepts they learn about sustainability to their every day lives through various sustainability programs initiated by the Director of Sustainability. They will have a great understanding of all pillars of sustainability and how they are equally important.


Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the program level (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, degrees, diplomas, certificates, and other academic designations)?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the program level sustainability learning outcomes (or a list of sustainability-focused programs):

Students who complete the Environmental Science program at Lewis University should:

1. be able to describe accurately issues, concerns, and science regarding the impact of humans on the environment in oral formats.
2. be able to describe accurately issues, concerns, and science regarding the impact of humans on the environment in written formats.
3. be able to apply the concept of sustainability as a solution to environmental, social, and economic problems.
4. be able to identify, define, and apply important principles related to the fields of ecology, conservation, and sustainability.

Students who complete the Peace Studies should be able to:

1. Organize a personal service learning plan on a given just peace imperative and integrate it into a small social analysis group's plan
2. Document participation in service learning, public policy advocacy, peer education and civic engagement related to a just peace building imperative which is integral to one's future work
3. Understand environmental injustices and identify environmental issues in local communities.


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)?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the course level sustainability learning outcomes and the programs for which the courses are required:

The courses that are required for the Environmental Science program that are on the sustainability track take the following courses in regards to sustainability:

Sustainability courses:
Principles of Sustainability
Renewable Energy Technologies
Biomimicry and Whole Systems Thinking
Green Building & LEED Rating Systems
Conservation Biology
Conservation Biology Lab

All these courses provided allow students to understand sustainability and the different areas of study that help assist students assess what they are most interested in.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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