Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.39
Liaison Abraham (Avi) Henn
Submission Date Oct. 8, 2012
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Northern Arizona University
ER-9: Sustainability Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.86 / 10.00 Rod Parnell
Faculty: Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability
School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability
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The number of graduates covered by the sustainability learning outcomes:

Total number of graduates :

A list of degree programs that have sustainability learning outcomes:

Biology/Modern Languages
Comparative Cultural Studies
Dental Hygiene
Educational Technology
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Electronic Media and Film
Environmental Sciences
Franke College of Business
Environmental Engineering
Hotel and Restaurant Management
Modern Languages – BA
Politics and International Affairs
School of Art
School of Forestry
School of Nursing
University Honors Program
Women's and Gender Studies
Masters Sustainable Communities
Masters Climate Science and Solutions

The website URL where the publicly available sustainability course inventory that includes a list of degree programs that have specified sustainability learning outcomes is available:
A copy of the sustainability course inventory :

A list or sample of the sustainability learning outcomes associated with the degree programs:

sample learning outcomes for departments participating in the Global Learning Initiative:
Students will appreciate what it means to use natural resources in ethical and responsible ways that maintain a sustainable environment. This includes, for example, the following issues:
a. how culture determines how we construct the appropriate use of environmental resources.
b. the connection between responsible engagement with the environment and global citizenship.
c. the scientific basis of environmental sustainability.
d. the vocabulary and concepts around environmental sustainability (e.g.,
finite and renewable resources, environmental footprint, global commons,
peak oil).
e. the role of human interactions with the environment and its relation to the
root causes of many global problems.

The majority of academic programs (including those listed above) have participated in the Global Learning Initiative Project, which requires, among other things, that the department establish a set of sustainability learning outcomes for their majors.

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