Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.48
Liaison Dayna Cook
Submission Date Sept. 28, 2020

STARS v2.2

Northern Arizona University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.38 / 8.00 Matthew Muchna
Sustainability Manager
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:

Articulate the shared and unique contributions that result from diversity in global, social, cultural, and environmental systems. Articulate the importance of equity and diversity of ethnic, cultural and socio-economic perspectives.
• Articulate the importance of and options for environmental sustainability, both locally and globally.
• Analyze important local, national, and global issues from multiple viewpoints, with an understanding of the interdependence of political, economic, environmental, and social systems.
• Appreciate the importance of artistic expression.
• Develop and nurture positive and healthy relationships by treating others with respect, by seeking to understand various points of view and needs, and cooperating with others to achieve mutual goals.
• Observe and respond to group dynamics and various roles and opinions with sensitivity when interacting with others and working in teams.
• Cultivate a sense of belonging for self and others by exploring diverse and shared perspectives/experiences and engaging in community and workplace activities.

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:

From the total 4,973 graduates from NAU in 2019; 1873 Undergraduate students and 229 Graduate students were awarded degrees from sustainable focused programs, or programs that adopted one or more sustainability focused learning outcome, or required the successful completion of a sustainability focused course. A thorough review of learning outcomes was conducted by the provosts office to provide the programs listed below. The associated learning outcomes are listed in the excel document shared below.

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

Undergraduate Programs:
English BA
History BA
History BS
Interdisciplinary Studies - Humanities 90-30 B
Interior Design BS
Modern Languages BA
Spanish BA
Studio Art BFA
Theatre BA
Theatre BS
Civil Engineering BS
Computer Engineering BS
Construction Management BS
Electrical Engineering BS
Environmental Engineering BS
Informatics BS
Mechanical Engineering BS
Health Sciences - Public Health BS
Anthropology BA
Applied Indigenous Studies BA
Applied Indigenous Studies BS
Geographic Science and Community Planning BS
International Affairs BA
Parks and Recreation Management BS
Psychology BS
Sociology BS
Biology BS
Biomedical Science BS
Environmental and Sustainability Studies BA
Environmental and Sustainability Studies BS
Environmental Sciences BS
Forestry BSF
Geology BS
Microbiology BS
Secondary Education - Biology BSED
Secondary Education - Earth Science BSED
Liberal Arts (Personalized Learning) BS
Applied Science - Administration BAS
Business Administration BBA
Hotel and Restaurant Management BS

Graduate Programs:
History MA
Educational Leadership - Community College/Higher Education MED
Engineering - Mechanical Engineering MENG
Environmental Engineering MS
Applied Criminology MS
Applied Geospatial Sciences MS
Social Work MSW
Social Work - Advanced Standing MSW
Sustainable Communities MA
Biology MS
Biology PHD
Climate Science and Solutions MS
Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability PHD
Environmental Sciences and Policy MS
Forestry MF
Forestry MSF

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:

Over 75% of our academic programs (including those listed above, who have completed their learning outcomes process) 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.

Data from laurie.dickson@nau.edu and melinda.treml@nau.edu in the Provosts Office. Graduation numbers gathered from: https://www7.nau.edu/pair/reports/DegreeAwardFY

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