Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.04
Liaison Prabhakar Shrestha
Submission Date Jan. 13, 2023

STARS v2.2

New Jersey Institute of Technology
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.05 / 8.00 Sadia Mohiuddin
Sustainability Specialist
Office of Sustainability
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Has the institution adopted one or more sustainability learning outcomes that apply to the entire student body or, at minimum, to the institution's predominant student body?:

Which of the following best describes the sustainability learning outcomes?:

A list of the institution level sustainability learning outcomes:

Research-based inquiry is an institutional learning goal. Combined with Ethical Conduct and Sustainability (two other institutional learning goals), students are driven to develop sustainable and ethical solutions to real world problems.

Recently, NJIT launched a process for systematically revising and refining the mission statements, program goals, and student learning outcomes of all internally assessed (not externally accredited) academic programs. As part of this process, programs will map their revised student learning outcomes to the Institutional Learning Goals, which of course includes sustainability. The goal is to have every program have at least one student learning outcome aligned to each of the Institutional Learning Goals. Therefore, if it works out as designed, every single program will have some aspect of sustainability as an assessed student learning outcome at the end of the process.


Total number of graduates from degree programs:

Number of graduates from degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:

A brief description of how the figure above was determined:

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness has records of the graduates for NJIT's six colleges for each fiscal year. The data above is from FY2021. Out of the six colleges, the four that had the courses from NJIT's sustainability course list were filtered out. For each college, the degree programs in each department were reviewed to confirm whether the learning outcomes were sustainability-focused or sustainability-supportive. The results of this review eliminated one college out of the four. The number of graduates from the final three colleges - College of Science and Liberal Arts, Hillier College of Architecture and Design, and Newark College of Engineering (all of which had degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability) were then provided by The Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

A list of degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:

- B.S. Civil Engineering
- Certificate in Hydrology and Water Resources EngineeringCertificate in Environmental Engineering
- M.S. Civil Engineering
- Ph.D. Civil Engineering
- M.S. Environmental Engineering
- Ph.D. Environmental Engineering
- B.S. Industrial Engineering
- B.S. Mechanical Engineering
- M.S. Mechanical Engineering
- B.S. Chemical Engineering
- B.S. Industrial Design
- B.S. Architecture
- Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.)
- M.S. Architecture
- Master of Architecture (M.Arch.)
- Master of Urban Design
- Certificate in Environmental Science
- Certificate in Environmental Science and Engineering
- B.S. Environmental Science
- M.S. Environmental Science
- Ph.D. Environmental Science

Documentation supporting the figure reported above (upload):
Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:

Website URL where information about the sustainability learning outcomes is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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