Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.56
Liaison Jay Meldrum
Submission Date July 8, 2020
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Michigan Technological University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.95 / 8.00 Jay Meldrum
Executive Director of Sustainability
Facilities Management
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Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):
1,652

Number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
610

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
36.92

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)?:
Yes

Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the division level (e.g. covering particular schools or colleges within the institution)?:
Yes

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

Michigan Technological University's 2018 Strategic Plan includes goals in Education and Scholarship that provide a distinctive and rigorous action-based learning experience grounded in science, engineering, technology, business, sustainability, and an understanding of the social and cultural contexts of our contemporary world. Michigan Tech seeks to enhance research, scholarship, entrepreneurship, innovation, and creative activities that promote sustainable economic prosperity, health and safety, ethical conduct, and responsible use of resources. More Details at: https://www.mtu.edu/stratplan/

Specific University Divisions that Promote Sustainability:
Green Enterprise: http://www.enterprise.mtu.edu/green_campus/
Alternative Energy Enterprise: http://aee-mtu.org/
Tech Forward: https://www.mtu.edu/president/techforward/

There are required courses in these enterprise minors, that are available across divisions, that are sustainability focused. These courses include Energy Conversion and Energy Policy, among others.


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):

College of Engineering: https://www.mtu.edu/engineering/about/mission-plan/
Bachelor of Science in Engineering - All Majors
Student Learning Outcome C: An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability. See https://www.mtu.edu/ef/degree/accreditation/ for more information.
Chemical Engineering - BS, MS, PhD, Accelerated
Civil Engineering- BS, MS, PhD, Accelerated
Electrical Engineering - BS, MS, PhD, Accelerated
Engineering Mechanics - MS, PhD, Accelerated
Environmental Engineering - BS, MS, PhD, Accelerated
Construction Management - BS
Engineering- Systems Engineering or Geospatial - BS, MEng
Environmental Engineering Science - MS

Programs housed in the College of Sciences and the Arts: Mission and Strategic Plan

This document presents how the educational, research, scholarly, and creative efforts of the faculty and individual departments in the College of Sciences and Arts contribute, in an overarching and university-wide fashion, to the university’s strategic goals:

1. Attract, retain, and support a world-class and diverse faculty, staff, and student population.
2. Deliver a distinctive and rigorous discovery-based learning experience grounded in science, engineering, technology, sustainability, the business of innovation, and an understanding of the social and cultural contexts of our contemporary world.
3. Establish world-class research, scholarship, innovation, and creative work that promotes sustainable economic and social development in Michigan, the nation, and the world. https://www.mtu.edu/sciences-arts/about/mission-plan/
Degrees:
Biological Sciences - BS, MS, PhD
Environmental and Energy Policy - MS, PhD
Atmospheric Sciences - PhD
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - PhD
Sustainability - Certificate
Sustainable Water Resource Systems - Certificate
Scientific and Technical Communication - BA, BS
Anthropology - BS
Social Sciences - BS
Sustainability Science and Society - BS

College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science:
All of the following degrees incorporate the College's Mission into their curriculum. See the 2018 Strategic Plan: https://www.mtu.edu/forest/about/
Forestry - BS, Professional Master of Forestry, MS, PhD
Wildlife Ecology and Management - BS, MS, PhD
Natural Resources and Environmental Science - BS, MS, PhD
Biotechnology and Molecular Genetics - BS, MS, PhD
Forest Biomaterials - BS, MS, PhD
Master of Geographic Information Science


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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