Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Ryan McEnany
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Pace University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Donna Kowal
Program Coordinator
Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies
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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 best example of an institution level sustainability learning outcome is the public service requirement for all Pace University undergraduates. This requires that all undergraduates participate in community service to better the world. As you can imagine many of these community service projects have a sustainable objective.

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:

Graduates from our Environmental Law Program and Environmental Studies and Science Program were included in this figure.

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

Environmental Studies, BA
“Environmental issues touch most aspects of our lives. Dyson College’s environmental studies program covers key issues (population, pollution, poverty, biodiversity, and resource use) with the goal of equipping you with the knowledge and skills needed to help find solutions. …”

Environmental Science, MS
“… By combining science and policy courses, you will gain the expertise necessary to envision solutions to the many environmental challenges that we face now and in the future. Our multidisciplinary program provides you with core knowledge of basic environmental concepts and the opportunity to develop advanced skills and expertise in a broad range of subject areas. …”

LLM in Environmental Law
“Pace was one of the first law schools in the country to develop a comprehensive and integrated curriculum in environmental law. With it came a commitment to ensure the sustainability of our natural and built environments. … Our environmental law program prepares lawyers to address the scientific, economic and political forces that shape environmental law and to work for outcomes that protect our natural surroundings and promote smart and sustainable development.”

LLM in Environmental Law – Climate Change Track
“Recognizing that climate change is one of the most compelling issues of our time, Pace Law School launched the Climate Change Track within the LLM in Environmental Law in August 2009 to provide an academic curriculum that trains lawyers to handle the myriad economic, political, social and legal challenges and opportunities related to climate change.”

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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:

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