Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 29.38
Liaison Brandon Hoover
Submission Date Aug. 31, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Messiah College
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 8.00 Brandon Hoover
Director of Sustainability
Operations
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Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):
1921

Number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
319

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
16.61

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)?:
No

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:
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Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the program level (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, degrees, diplomas, certificates, and other academic designations)?:
Yes

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

The Bachelor of Arts in Economic Development, with a concentration in Sustainability prepares students to serve populations at home or abroad. Through core courses in economics and business, students will build the knowledge to effectively enhance rural and urban communities around the world to develop in ways that protect natural systems and enhance human communities.

Messiah College’s adventure education degree is a first-rate, firsthand experience that gets you ready for an exciting career in adventure education, alternative education, wilderness therapy, camp programming, youth ministry, adventure travel, commercial outfitting or outdoor environmental education.

Biology/Environmental Science: By combining strong foundation of scientific knowledge and methods with a Christian perspective about God’s creation and your place in it, our innovative, hands-on curriculum, field work, internships, environmental restoration projects, research, study abroad and more will prepare you to make a real and lasting difference in the world.

Sustainability Studies: Messiah College's interdepartmental Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in sustainability studies is built upon a holistic approach that emphasizes the social, ecological and economic aspects of sustainable human communities.

Sociology: Holistic, comparative approach to the study of humankind that draws on a variety of disciplines such as archeology, linguistics, and ethnology to understand the nature of power and culture and its relationship to the natural world.

Engineering: The environmental engineering concentration of the BSE degree program will teach you how to apply engineering practices to plans that will have an impact on natural surroundings. For example, as an environmental engineer, you might plan for a new structure, including assessing the environmental impact on the existing natural resources. Overall, an environmental engineer focuses on how humans, industry and environment can work together.

Politics: Examines the planning, implementation, and evaluation of public policy with special attention given to public policy at the state and federal level. Specific public policy issues, including social, economic, and environmental topics, are discussed.

Social Work: there is a commitment to evidence informed practice, service learning at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels, a commitment to community, a respect for diversity and human rights, and support for the enhancement of social, environmental, and economic justice for all people


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)?:
No

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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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Departments where sustainability was one of the learning outcomes of the program were identified by the sustainability committee and total numbers of graduates from these programs were counted by looking at graduation trends from 2015 to 2017.

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