Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.55
Liaison Michelle Larkins
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Pacific University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.65 / 8.00 Michelle Larkins
Director of the CSS
Center for a Sustainable Society
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Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):
1,161

Number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
385

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
33.16

Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:
One

Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the institution level (e.g. covering all students)?:
No

Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the division level (e.g. covering particular schools or colleges within the institution)?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the institution level or division level sustainability learning outcomes:

We have a sustainability requirement for all incoming students into the College of Arts and Sciences. They are:

Upon completion of this requirement students will be able to:

evaluate sustainability issues and solutions using an approach that focuses on the intersections between complex human and natural systems.
describe the three aspects of sustainability (environmental, economic and social) and give examples of how at least two of the three are interrelated.
articulate how sustainability relates to their lives as community members, workers and individuals and how their actions impact sustainability.


Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the program level (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, degrees, diplomas, certificates, and other academic designations)?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the program level sustainability learning outcomes (or a list of sustainability-focused programs):

Sustainability focused programs include, environmental science, sustainability, environmental chemistry, and applied sustainability (which used to be called "sustainable design"), as well as a environmental studies major focusing on social sciences and humanities (which includes the option of focusing on economics, history, or ethics/philosophy).


Do course level sustainability learning outcomes contribute to the figure reported above (i.e. in the absence of program, division, or institution level learning outcomes)?:
No

A list or brief description of the course level sustainability learning outcomes and the programs for which the courses are required:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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