Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.81
Liaison Aaron Durnbaugh
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Loyola University Chicago
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.56 / 8.00 Aaron Durnbaugh
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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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?:
Yes

Which of the following best describes the sustainability learning outcomes?:
Sustainability-focused

A list of the institution level sustainability learning outcomes:

All undergraduates must take Tier 1 Scientific literacy course UCSF 137 which addresses sustainability outcomes.
Scientific Literacy - Demonstrate an understanding of the interconnection among the various components of Earth's biosphere and the impact of human activity.

As well as these other sustainability-related core competencies:
Artistic Knowledge and Experience - Acquire collaborative skills through group problem-solving and negotiation.

Quantitative Analysis - Develop an understanding of the nature and history of mathematics, its role in scientific inquiry and technological progress, and its importance in dealing with issues in the public realm.

Societal and Cultural Knowledge - Demonstrate an understanding of the relationships among cultural, economic, political, and social forces, and their impact on human behavior.

Ethics - Articulate the relevant ethical values, principles, rights, and virtues from the point of view of each stakeholder.


Total number of graduates from degree programs:
4,295

Number of graduates from degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:
838

A brief description of how the figure above was determined:

This number is the tally of the following:
+Arrupe College Associate's Degrees - 84 students - All students must take ACISC101 environmental courses.
https://www.luc.edu/arrupe/
Curriculum section:https://www.luc.edu/arrupe/academics/course-catalog/
Each "Tracking Sheet" lists the required course -
Environmental Science
ACISC 101 Interdisciplinary Science: Scientific Basis of Environmental Issues
(3 credit hours)
Prerequisite: None
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer
The foundational course in science is predicated on the view that understanding environmental issues and their underlying scientific principles will occupy a central role in our students' lives and will be critical in their development as informed and participating members of society. The overarching strategy of the course will be to frame environmental science in terms of a series of interacting systems to allow students to analyze a variety of environmental issues.
Outcomes: 1) Exhibit knowledge of the nature of the four Earth systems 2) Draw inferences from evidence, constructing testable and falsifiable hypotheses and analyzing data.3) Understand the role of energy and thermodynamics in ecosystems; 4) Understand and describe important cycles in nature.

+Institute of Environmental Sustainability Degrees - 89 Students
https://www.luc.edu/sustainability/academics/undergraduateprograms/ lists the various degrees and the sustainability courses they must take.

+Advocacy and Social Change - 5 students
https://www.luc.edu/soc/undergrad/advocacy-social-change/curriculum/advocacyandsocialchangebefore2019/
COMM 200 Digital Communication & Society and COMM 306 Environmental Advocacy courses.

Anthropology - BA and BS Degrees - 20 students
https://www.luc.edu/anthropology/ba.shtml
ANTH 100—Globalization and Local Cultures OR ANTH 102—Intro. to Cultural Anthropology both address sustainability and are listed in our SAC inventory as a sustainability-focused course.

+Biology - 299 students
https://www.luc.edu/biology/index.shtml Fundamental principles of Biology including: introduction to the scientific method, basic biological chemistry; cell structure and function; energy transformations; mechanisms of cell communication; cellular reproduction; and principles of genetics.

Master of Business Administration - 341 students - All students must take one of two ethics courses (MGMT 441 or MGMT 446).
MGMT 441 - This course focuses on ethical issues in the world of business and commerce. This course will address a number of interrelated questions: What are the rights and obligations of business in society? Can businesses "do good" and "do well"? Is business ethics a viable goal or an unachievable ideal?
MGMT 446 - This is an advanced business ethics course that addresses the ethical issues that arise in the global business environment, including the standards for the operation of multinational corporations and the ethical perspectives of managers in different countries


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

This number is the tally of the following:
+Arrupe College Associate's Degrees - 84 students - All students must take ACISC101 environmental courses.
https://www.luc.edu/arrupe/
Curriculum section:https://www.luc.edu/arrupe/academics/course-catalog/
Each "Tracking Sheet" lists the required course -
Environmental Science
ACISC 101 Interdisciplinary Science: Scientific Basis of Environmental Issues
(3 credit hours)
Prerequisite: None
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer
The foundational course in science is predicated on the view that understanding environmental issues and their underlying scientific principles will occupy a central role in our students' lives and will be critical in their development as informed and participating members of society. The overarching strategy of the course will be to frame environmental science in terms of a series of interacting systems to allow students to analyze a variety of environmental issues.
Outcomes: 1) Exhibit knowledge of the nature of the four Earth systems 2) Draw inferences from evidence, constructing testable and falsifiable hypotheses and analyzing data.3) Understand the role of energy and thermodynamics in ecosystems; 4) Understand and describe important cycles in nature.

+Institute of Environmental Sustainability Degrees - 89 Students
https://www.luc.edu/sustainability/academics/undergraduateprograms/ lists the various degrees and the sustainability courses they must take.

+Advocacy and Social Change - 5 students
https://www.luc.edu/soc/undergrad/advocacy-social-change/curriculum/advocacyandsocialchangebefore2019/
COMM 200 Digital Communication & Society and COMM 306 Environmental Advocacy courses.

Anthropology - BA and BS Degrees - 20 students
https://www.luc.edu/anthropology/ba.shtml
ANTH 100—Globalization and Local Cultures OR ANTH 102—Intro. to Cultural Anthropology both address sustainability and are listed in our SAC inventory as a sustainability-focused course.

+Biology - 299 students
https://www.luc.edu/biology/index.shtml Fundamental principles of Biology including: introduction to the scientific method, basic biological chemistry; cell structure and function; energy transformations; mechanisms of cell communication; cellular reproduction; and principles of genetics.

Master of Business Administration - 341 students - All students must take one of two ethics courses (MGMT 441 or MGMT 446).
MGMT 441 - This course focuses on ethical issues in the world of business and commerce. This course will address a number of interrelated questions: What are the rights and obligations of business in society? Can businesses "do good" and "do well"? Is business ethics a viable goal or an unachievable ideal?
MGMT 446 - This is an advanced business ethics course that addresses the ethical issues that arise in the global business environment, including the standards for the operation of multinational corporations and the ethical perspectives of managers in different countries


Documentation supporting the figure reported above (upload):
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Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:
One

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:
19.51

Website URL where information about the sustainability learning outcomes is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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This is based on the # of students graduating May 2019.

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