Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.07
Liaison Tatum Hedrick
Submission Date Oct. 27, 2022

STARS v2.2

Nova Southeastern University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.71 / 8.00 Amber Orr
Sustainability Coordinator
Physical Plant
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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?:
Yes

Which of the following best describes the sustainability learning outcomes?:
Sustainability-supportive

A list of the institution level sustainability learning outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the General Education Program, students are expected to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of and appreciation for the various methods utilized in a variety of arts and humanities
disciplines
2. Delineate the means by which different scholarly fields reflect, interact with, and influence human thought, culture, and
values
3. Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental mathematical principles and concepts
4. Achieve basic quantitative literacy to interpret quantitative data into meaningful terms and understand relationships
between sets of quantitative data
5. Apply methods of scientific inquiry
6. Achieve basic scientific literacy to make informed decisions on contemporary consumer or social issues
7. Understand and appreciate the role of the individual in a group
8. Understand the major concepts and methods used by social or behavioral scientists to investigate, analyze, or predict
human or group behavior
9. Express ideas clearly and coherently
10.Use the English language effectively to construct logical and persuasive arguments


Total number of graduates from degree programs:
15,000

Number of graduates from degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:
3,200

A brief description of how the figure above was determined:

There are approximately 2500 students in the Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, which is where most of the sustainability courses occur. The number of graduates from the following undergraduate degree programs have elements of sustainability within the degree program: Department of Marine and Environmental Science, Department of Biological Sciences, and the Department of Chemistry and Physics.


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

International Studies Minor
General Studies Major
Engineering Major
Public Health Major in the Department of Public Health
Biology (Premedical) Major
Environmental Science Major
Marine Biology Major
Marine Biology Minor
Marine Ecology Minor


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

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:
21.33

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