Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 62.98
Liaison Briar Schoon
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Portland Community College
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.02 / 8.00 Stephania Fregosi
Sustainability Analyst
Facilities Management Services
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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-focused

A list of the institution level sustainability learning outcomes:

One of PCC's core learning outcomes is Community and Environmental Responsibility. This applies to all students pursuing transfer degrees and gen ed degrees (AS, ASOT, AAOT, AGS). This outcome covers about 70% of our students. Those not covered include certificate and career pathways students.

"Community & Environmental Responsibility - Apply scientific, cultural and political perspectives to natural and social systems and use an understanding of social change and social action to address the consequences of local and global human activity."


Total number of graduates from degree programs:
5,333

Number of graduates from degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:
13

A brief description of how the figure above was determined:

This applies to all students pursuing transfer degrees and gen ed degrees (AS, ASOT, AAOT, AGS. We used IPEDS data to determine who graduated from each area.

Mapping to the college's core programs can be found at https://www.pcc.edu/core-outcomes/abe/ for each of the college's program areas.


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

The college has a Sustainability Focus Award. Focus Awards recognize the completion of a collection of courses in an area of study. By taking the courses required for a Focus Award, students deepen and broaden their knowledge and experience in that particular area of study.

The PCC Sustainability Focus Award is designed for students who are interested in exploring the interdependent social, economic and environmental pillars of sustainability (the triple-bottom-line) topics from multiple perspectives, and in increasing their course experience in this multi-disciplinary topic.

By earning this Focus Award, the student demonstrates to potential employers and transfer colleges a deep and broad understanding of sustainability issues.

More info: http://catalog.pcc.edu/focusawards/sustainabilityfocusaward/

PCC Sustainability Focus Award - 13
Earth Sciences Focus Award -
Associate Applied Studies, Electronic Engineering, Renewable Technology Option - 2
Environmental Studies, Applied Transfer Degree


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:
0.24

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

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