Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.99
Liaison Alyssa Erding
Submission Date July 18, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Macalester College
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.24 / 8.00 Suzanne Savanick Hansen
Sustainability Manager
Macalester Sustainbility Office
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Number of students who graduated from a program that has adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:

Total number of graduates from degree programs:

A copy of the list or inventory of degree, diploma or certificate programs that have sustainability learning outcomes:
A list of degree, diploma or certificate programs that have sustainability learning outcomes:

Environmental Studies Department, International Studies, and Geography.

A list or sample of the sustainability learning outcomes associated with degree, diploma or certificate programs (if not included in an inventory above):

Learning Outcomes and Associated Rubric is available here: http://www.macalester.edu/dotAsset/43f62abc-a15f-4b18-a927-5427afa35b03.pdf

International Studies
part of mission statement: Humans and their institutions emerge from the earth, but now exercise troubled dominion over it. In this context, and in the context of Macalester‟s internationalist commitments, we aim to educate cosmopolitan young people, across geographies and fields, strongly equipped and powerfully inclined to understand the world and seek positive change. Key concepts which animate our interdisciplinary venture include universalism, globalization, hybridity, diversity, and interconnection. (social, economic, environmental)

goal: Can apply theories and skills to issues concerning people, places and environments at local to global scales. (social, environmental)
goal: Appreciate diversity of people and places, the integration of places on the surface of the earth, and the spatial processes that affect contemporary society. (social, environmental, economic)
outcome: Understand how specific places experience large scale processes (social, economic, environmental)
outcome: Explain how different places are connected through particular geographic processes (social, economic, environmental)

The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability learning outcomes is available:

The sustainability office conducted a survey on department goals and learning outcomes and identified departments that mention environmental, economic, and social language. Environmental Studies, International Studies, and Geography contain all three aspects in their learning outcomes.

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