Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.48
Liaison Nico Strabac
Submission Date Jan. 22, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Mohawk College
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.37 / 8.00 Nicolai Strabac
Sustainable Programs and Services Coordinator
Sustainability Office/Facilities Services
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Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):
7,822

Number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
2,314

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
29.58

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:

Mohawk College's Stragetic Plan commits to graduates with sustainability competencies by incorporating 1st year sustainability learning outcomes into their programs. Mohawk College also has a Sustainability Commitment: Mohawk College is committed to long term economic, social and environmental resilience of our college and community through education, research and governance.

Moahwk College also has five institutional learning outcomes that differentiate out graduates, providing them with the skills needed to be successful in any job:

Responsible Citizens
Mohawk Graduates will apply personal, professional and social practices to promote physical, economic, mental and emotional well-being as well as foster civic engagement.

Collaborators
Mohawk Graduates will collaborate productively across networks to enhance knowledge, generate innovative ideas, resolve challenges and respond to change.

Communicators
Mohawk Graduates will communicate effectively with others of diverse backgrounds, values and personalities to develop meaningful relationships, share knowledge, manage conflict, solve problems, and foster positive change.

Critical Thinkers
Mohawk Graduates will use creativity and problem solving skills to make informed decisions, assess risk, and take appropriate, timely action.

Continuous Learners
Mohawk Graduates will develop practical, occupation-specific knowledge, skills and abilities, as well as have the capacity to use learning technologies to stay current, pursue professional development, and personal renewal opportunities.

https://www.mohawkcollege.ca/programs/learning-at-mohawk/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)?:
Yes

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

There are many programs at Mohawk College that contain either learning outcomes that explicitly state sustainability or collectively address sustainability as an integrated concept at the program level . Here are a few examples:

Architectural Technician
- Identify sustainable design and building practices.

Biotechnology
- Complete all tasks in compliance with pertinent legislations, as well as biotechnology standards and guidelines.
- Apply best practices for susainability

Chemical Engineering Technology
- Apply best practices of sustainability
- Ensure that all assigned work is performed in compliance with relevant occupational health, safety, and environmental law, legislation, and regulations; established policies and procedures; and in accordance with ethical principles.

Civil engineering Technician
- Comply with workplace health and safety practices and procedures in accordance with current legislation and regulations.
- Complete duties and assist in monitoring that work is performed in compliance with contractual obligations, applicable laws, standards, bylaws, codes and ethical practices in the civil engineering field.
- Carry out sustainable practices in accordance with contract documents, industry standards and environmental legislative requirements.

Environmental Technician
- Assist with analysis of water/soil/air samples and with the resolution of environmental problems through the application of scientific and engineering principles.
- Follow standard procedures for conducting environmental sampling projects including the use of appropriate equipment and materials
- Promote and maintain sustainable practices by applying the elements of ecosystem-based management.
- Complete assigned tasks in adherence to occupational health and safety standards and applicable legislative requirements.
- Follow established protocols in support of environmental management systems.

Advertising and Marketing Communications Management
- Develop advertising and marketing communications material in compliance with current Canadian legislation, industry standards and business practices.
- Complete all work in a professional, ethical and timely manner.
- Incorporate concepts of social, environmental and economic sustainability* in the development of advertising and marketing communications* strategies and dayto-day work

Business
- Apply principles of corporate sustainability, corporate social responsibility and ethics to support an organization's business initiatives
- Recognize the economic, social, political, and cultural variables which impact on a business.

Tourism
- Respond to issues and dilemmas arising in the delivery of tourism products, services and customer experiences by using and promoting ethical behaviour and best practices of corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability.

Graphic Design
- Complete all work in a professional and ethical manner, and in accordance with all applicable legislation and regulations.
- Engage in sustainable practices which benefit the industry, the environment and society (e.g., reducing carbon footprints, promoting social responsibility, pro bono/community work, etc.)
- Recognized industry practices throughout the design process and related business tasks and contribute to a fair, equitable and sustainable work environment in a manner that meets industry expectations and upholds the standards established by the agency, company or organization.

For more examples, please see file of Program and Course learning outcomes linked below.


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:

In some cases individual course descriptions contain learning outcomes or modules, that address sustainability from a social, economic or environmental perspective, which are not reflected in the program level learning outcomes. These courses are identified in the academic inventory attached to AC-2. Graduates from programs that included these courses were counted in the figures reported above. All courses that were counted are mandatory classes in each program of study as noted in the excel file found in AC-2.


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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