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Overall Score 73.47
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Submission Date March 30, 2018
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Loyola Marymount University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.07 / 8.00 Julia Williams
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Sustainability Office
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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:

As a premier Catholic university rooted in both Jesuit and Marymount traditions, Loyola Marymount University declares its mission to be the encouragement of learning, the education of the whole person, and the service of faith and the promotion of justice. LMU is dedicated to empowering students to realize their potential in mind, body and spirit, students will be prepared to take their place in the global community and to practice ethical responsibility, promote social justice, and exercise compassionate leadership. LMU focuses on sustainability as an ethical, social justice, economic, and scientific concept to be approached from an interdisciplinary approach.

The following is a list of corresponding student learning outcomes that express specific ways in which students should be able to demonstrate fulfillment of core learning outcomes related to sustainability.
All undergraduate students. The University Core Curriculum Learning Outcomes provides a common foundation for every undergraduate student at LMU.

Students will critically reflect on what they have learned to demonstrate reasoned judgment
and respect for human dignity in working as ethical, compassionate leaders with and for others to build a more just world.

Students will demonstrate knowledge of the prevalent methodologies and traditions for approaching human knowledge.

Students will demonstrate knowledge of theories and models of the physical world.

Students will demonstrate knowledge of the formative influences, dynamics, social impacts, and ethical consequences of scientific and technological development.

Students will demonstrate knowledge of the diversity of human experiences, identities, and interpretations of social life within societies.

Students will participate in activities that engage them in the service of human
communities and the natural environment

Students will apply knowledge and tools from various disciplines in order to identify and address intellectual, ethical, and practical problems of relevance to the contemporary world.

Collaborate intellectually and creatively with diverse people.
College of Business Graduate Learning Outcome.

CBA: "Ethical stewardship encompasses principled behavior and the tenets of corporate social responsibility, including attention to economic, social and environmental performance."

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):

Urban Studies Major


By virtue of their Urban Studies Program courses, students should value:

* Diverse perspectives in the analysis and assessment of urban issues and policies

* Thoughtful analysis of the implications of urbanization and urban policy in the context of social justice and sound environmental practices

* Rigorous, scientific research that enlightens the experience of urban populations and contributes to the resolution of the social and environmental problems associated with urbanization

* Community-based participation in the development of programs and policies that contribute to the social, economic, political, and environmental improvement of their communities and cities.

Environmental Studies Minor:


Environmental Studies Minor students will know:

* The primary environmental issues confronting humans in the 21st century (e.g., anthropogenic climate change, loss of biodiversity, resource consumption, peak oil, etc.).

* The fundamental science that frames and makes comprehensible current debates about environmental issues (e.g., the carbon cycle)

* How to assess and grasp the moral and ethical significance of environmental crises and the possible responses to those crises using multiple approaches or frames (e.g., utilitarian, deontological, intrinsic value, virtue theory, pragmatic, etc.)

* The practical challenges (e.g., political, economic, etc.) associated with various possible responses to environmental crises.

Environmental Studies minor students will be able to:

* Apply diverse perspectives and methodologies (ways) of addressing environmental questions (e.g., philosophical, economic, scientific, political, theological, etc.), transcending traditional disciplinary boundaries in favor of a more holistic perspective

* Apply the knowledge and analytic skills they have acquired in the course of their studies to real-world issues, bridging the supposed gap between theory and practice

* Demonstrate the ability to write, speak, and think clearly and critically about the issues studied in the minor.

Environmental Studies minor students will value:

* The diverse perspectives and values (e.g., political, cultural, religous, etc.) amongst the various stakeholders in environmental challenges

* The importance of good science in framing environmental questions

* The role of both a) personal transformation (e.g., lifestyle choices, consumptive dispositions, etc.) and b) social transformation (e.g., community involvement, political action, addressing environmental justice and environmental racism, etc.) in any response to environmental challenges.

Civil Engineering & Environmental Science


The following are the program outcomes that describe the expectations of civil engineering students:

* The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.

* Students will be able to comprehend the impact of a project on the environment, cultural resources, utilities and/or the community.



• Students should know the core concepts of customer value and marketing mix development within the broader frameworks of business and society.
• Students should understand the environmental, psychological, sociological, and cultural factors impacting businesses and consumers in making buying decisions and marketing mix development.
• Students should understand the impact that ethical and legal forces have on customers’ (both business customers and consumers) decision making and marketing mix development.
• Students should acquire analytical skills, both qualitative and quantitative, for solving programs and optimizing the decision processes for businesses and consumers.
• Students should acquire oral and written communication skills.
• Students should learn to work effectively in teams.

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:

All undergradute programs have a sustainability learning outcome as listed above.

Examples include:

Urban Studies Major:


URBN 346 Sustainable Cities

-An examination of the challenges of an potential solutions to the sustainability of socioeconomic, environmental, and ecological systems associated with historic, contemporary, and future urbanization. Course topics include an analysis of the sustainability of historic and contemporary cities, the consideration of sustainable alternatives associated with such trends as New Urbanism, and the potential for alternative urban policies and practices designed to foster sustainability.

Environmental Studies Minor/ Environmental Science:


EVST 100 Introduction to Environmental Studies

ENVS 101 Introduction to Environmental Science

Civil Engineering:


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