Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.76
Liaison Sarah Temple
Submission Date March 1, 2018
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Louisiana State University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.67 / 8.00 Sarah Temple
Campus Sustainability
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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):
A B.S. in Coastal Environmental Science (CES) is offered in the College of the Coast and Environment (CC&E) at Louisiana State University. This undergraduate curriculum is an interdisciplinary, collaborative effort between the two departments housed in the College, the Department of Environmental Sciences and the Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences in which students develop a keen understanding of the careful balances struck among man, industry, and the environment. We offer exciting courses in environmental, marine, wetland, toxicology and related sciences. And, our students are also provided with opportunities to work in laboratories, attend field trips, acquire hands-on experience, and study abroad. Our program has the advantage of small classes with one of the smallest student-faculty ratios of 3:1. Additionally, students that graduate with a B.S. in CES will have career flexibility. They can pursue careers in environmental/technical consulting, science and management through the state and federal government, education, advocacy and public policy, and research support. To ensure that each student studies in the curriculum which best fit their interests and career goals, we offer a variety of curricular concentrations. BS in Environmental Management Systems - Students will demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge of legal, social and economic considerations in environmental policy and management decisions. BS in Natural Resources Ecology and Management - 1. Students will develop substantial knowledge of natural resource management concepts, including: knowledge of (1) natural resource conservation, (2) ecology, (3) population dynamics, (4) taxonomy and natural history, (5) human dimensions, (6) natural resource policy, and (7) knowledge of current methodologies in wildlife and fisheries. 2: Students will be able to develop team solutions to natural resource problems. Students will demonstrate to others their ability work in teams to (a) Clearly understand a given natural resource problem, (b) Develop biologically and socially reasonable approaches to solving the natural resource problem, and (c) Draw upon experiences, skills and creativity of entire team to synthesize and present problem/solution clearly to client/audience. 4: Students will develop broad understanding of natural resource disciplines within the School, including sustainability of natural resources and the interrelationships of natural resource issues problems and solutions. 5: Students should be able to apply concepts, skills, and perspectives gained in general education to solve natural resource related problems. BS in Environmental Engineering - The graduates of the environmental engineering program shall be prepared to take a leading role in the provision, upkeep and improvement of the state and national infrastructure in an efficient, economic, environmentally sensitive and socially responsible manner. The graduates of the environmental engineering program shall have the ability to perform engineering analysis and design of water, air and land treatment/protection systems that minimize risk to the environment and public health. The graduates of the environmental engineering program shall have an introductory level of knowledge of environmental issues associated with air, land and water systems and associated environmental health impacts.

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:

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