Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.71
Liaison Greg Kozak
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Northwestern University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.01 / 8.00 Sarah Tulga
Sustainability Program Coordinator
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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:
The Division of Student Affairs coordinates and determines student learning outcomes and objectives for all students, with particular focus on the continuous improvement of programs, service delivery, and campus climate for Northwestern’s predominate student body.
Learning Objectives:
The Social Responsibility domain recognizes our increasingly diverse and interdependent world and is deeply rooted in fostering a shared commitment to social justice. Social responsibility is the purposeful, collaborative pursuit of safe, equitable, and thriving communities through one’s self-knowledge, leadership, and advocacy.

Learning Outcome
Students who participate in Student Affairs programs, activities and services will demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to social justice and apply that knowledge to create safe, healthy, equitable, and thriving communities.

Social Justice
Applies awareness, understanding, and appreciation of cultural and human differences to personal and professional situations

Creates and fosters inclusive communities

Identifies and seeks to remove systemic barriers to equality and inclusiveness

Challenges oppressive systems and behaviors and works to create change

Civic Engagement
Identifies and addresses needs of community members

Develops an awareness of social problems

Recognizes and upholds shared ethical values and standards

Exercises ethical leadership to meet group, organization or community goals

Actively engages in civic, political, and community activities

Develops global awareness

Demonstrates effective stewardship of human, economic and environmental resources

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:
Number of degrees conferred for the degree programs below were calculated for 2017-2018 academic year. These numbers were calculated for all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees, both sustainability related and non-sustainability related.

A list of degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:
Biological Sciences
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
MS. Civil & Environmental Engineering
Earth and Planetary Sciences
Plant Biology and Conservation (M.S., Ph.D)
Environmental Sciences
Environmental Engineering
M.S. Engineering Sciences and Applied Math
Industrial Engineering and Management Science
Sustainability and Energy Certificate (ISEN)
Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering, with focus in energy and sustainability
Master of Project Management (has a specialization in sustainability)
Global Health
Political 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:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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