Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.88
Liaison Laura Young
Submission Date Feb. 11, 2016
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Michigan State University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.45 / 8.00 Cathy Huddy
Former Energy Educator - left MSU
IPF Sustainability
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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:

Degree programs that have sustainability learning outcomes specified at college, program or course level:
Agribusiness Management
Agricultural Economics
Applied Engineering Sciences
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Animal Science
Apparel and Textile Design
Biosystems Engineering
Communication Arts and Sciences
Community Engagement and Education
Civil Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Community Sustainability
Criminal Justice
Crop and Soil Sciences
Department of Community Sustainability
Enviornmental Economics and Policy
Environmental Studies and Sustainability
Environmental Studies and Agriscience
Environmental Soil Science
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Science and Policy Program
Fisheries and Wildlife
Global Business Law
Geological Sciences
Gender Justice and Eniv Change
Global Studies Arts and Humanities
Hospitality Business
Human Environment Design
Integrative Studies Arts and Humanities
Interior Design
Integrative Studies Biology
Integrative Studies in Physical Science
Integrative Studies Social Science
Landscape Architecture
MSU College of Law
Lyman Briggs
Masters Business Adminstration
Madison College
Mechanical Engineering
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Materials Science and Engineering
Natural Res Recreation and Tourism
Planning Design Construction
Plant Biology
Park, Recreation and Tourism Resources
Residential College in Arts and Humanities
Supply Chain Management
Sustainable Parks Rec and Tourism
Technology Systems Management
Urban Planning
Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures

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

Samples of Sustainability Learning Outcomes in Degree Programs
Biosystems Engineering - "Students will have the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context."
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science - "Emphasis is placed on developing students who understand the technical aspects of production, the environmental, economic, and societal impact of engineering, and who possess a desire for lifelong learning and growth."
Community Sustainability - "This program teaches students four broad core content areas: aesthetic appreciation, ecological integrity, social equity, and economic vitality through the domains of civic engagement, systems thinking, critical thinking, and personal development."
Forestry - "Students learn how to manage forests for a wide range of goals and acquire the skills to evaluate and ensure the ecological, economic, and social sustainability of forests."
Science, Technology, Environment and Public Policy - "...build a strong understanding of scientific principles used to formulate sound policy initiatives; and facilitate a linkage between policy-making and science, technology and the environment."

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

Michigan State University, a member of the Association of American Universities and one of the top 100 research universities in the world, was founded in 1855. We are an inclusive, academic community known for our traditionally strong academic disciplines and professional programs, and our liberal arts foundation. Our cross- and interdisciplinary enterprises connect the sciences, humanities, and professions in practical, sustainable, and innovative ways to address society’s rapidly changing needs.

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