Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.29
Liaison Kalen Pilkington
Submission Date Aug. 31, 2018
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STARS v2.1

MacEwan University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.63 / 8.00 Tai Munro
Instructional Designer
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):
9,121

Number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
1,854

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
20.33

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

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)?:
No

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

In May 2018, the Board of Governors approved the following institutional learning outcomes: Upon completion of their programs at MacEwan University, students should be able to:
3. Collaborate effectively with others toward fulfillment of a vision, goal, initiative, or project.
7. Contribute to strengthening communities locally, nationally, and internationally.
8. Demonstrate cultural mindfulness including a sense of respect for Indigenous peoples.
9. Apply ethical and sustainable practices towards social, cultural, environmental, and economic well-being.

(The four learning outcomes mentioned above are a selection that specifically speaks to sustainability related 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)?:
No

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

SOWK 303 Social Work and Sustainability Learning Outcomes (Required course for Bachelor of Social Work):
- Identify the major environmental challenges of our times
- Describe the historical development of social work and ecology
- Identify root causes of the environmental crisis
-Define sustainability in a way that intertwines the social, economic, and environment
-Apply environmental and relational ethics to a variety of social work settings and locations
- Compare and contrast indigenous perspectives with western views of the environment
- Apply principles of justice to environmental degaradation, pollution and climate change,
- Articulate a beginning social wrok practice model that sustains individuals, families, and communities
- Identify and contribute to social policy that supports sustainability
- Clarify the unique role social work plays in addressing the environmental crisis

BCSC 204 Sustainability Communication Learning Outcomes (Required course for Bachelor of Communication Studies):
-Recognize how human communication constructs sustainability and the environment
-Identify and understand historical and contemporary forces in society that can shape and inform constructions of sustainability and the environment
-Analyze and apply ethical considerations involved in sustainability communication, including the role of advocacy in scholarship and practice
-Provide critical evaluations of sustainability messages in diverse contexts and forms, and from diverse sources in the public sphere
-Build a foundation to create and disseminate their own sustainability communications through the public sphere
BUSN 201 Intro to Sustainable Business Learning Outcomes (Required Course for: Accounting and Strategic Measurement Diploma, Asia Pacific Management Diploma, Human Resources Management Diploma, Bachelor of Commerce):
-Apply basic concepts of strategic planning, marketing, HR, operations and accounting / finance, as well as evaluating such concepts in business cases and plans, particularly from a sustainability perspective.
-Identify ethical issues and sustainability-oriented opportunities encountered by decision makers.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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