Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 33.44
Liaison Sarah Murray
Submission Date April 6, 2018
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Metropolitan Community College
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.31 / 8.00 Sarah Murray
Coordinator of Sustainable Practices
Campus Planning and Sustainability
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Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):
1593

Number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
260

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
16.32

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

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):

Horticulture Land Systems Management and Culinary, Applied Technology, English, Math and Natural Sciences, social Sciences.

Horticulture Land Systems Management and Culinary, Math and Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences - Students will be able to define sustainability and identify major sustainability challenges.
Horticulture and Land Systems Management and Culinary, Math and Natural Sciences, Social Sciences - Students will have a basic understanding of sustainable ecosystems.
Horticulture and Land Systems Management and Culinary, Applied Technology, English,Social Sciences - Students will be able to identify actions that serve to address sustainability challenges.


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:

Natural Systems & Sustainability - This class introduces students to the basic principles and importance of natural systems, focusing on ecology and biodiversity. Students are also introduced to the role of sustainability in landscape design and its effect on natural systems. This class encourages critical thinking about design and its impact on the site and surrounding area. Current and potential sustainable design theories are examined along with a brief history of sustainable design.Requirement for Nursery and Landscape Management Career Certificate, Horticulture Certificate of Achievement, Small Market Farming Associate of Applied Science degree, Horticulture Management Associate of Applied Science degree, Ground Management Associate of Applied Science degree.

Small Market Farming - This course is an overview of the current study of urban agriculture, providing perspective on the program and development of the growing field. The course highlights types of urban agriculture from around the world and our country and explores the role plants play in urban sustainability and future urban environments. Required for Small Market Farming Program, Small Market Farming Associate of Applied Science degree.

Olericulture - Students learn about food systems through cultivating a restaurant-focused vegetable garden. Emphasis is placed on seasonal, organic, and biodynamic management practices centered on consumer demand. Required for Small Market Farming Career Certificate, Horticulture Certificate of Achievement, Small Market Farming Associate of Applied Science degree, Horticulture Management Associate of Applied Science degree.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Retrieved from MCC Course Catalog May 2018.

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