Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.12
Liaison Jenny McNamara
Submission Date Feb. 21, 2014
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Portland State University
ER-9: Sustainability Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 8.30 / 10.00 Beth Lloyd-Pool
Program Administrator
Institute for Sustainable Solutions
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The number of graduates covered by the sustainability learning outcomes:
5,041

Total number of graduates :
6,074

A list of degree programs that have sustainability learning outcomes:

Accounting
Anthropology
Applied Linguistics
Architecture
Art
Art History
Biology
Black Studies
Business Administration
Chemistry
Child & Family Studies
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Communication Studies
Community Development
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Criminology & Criminal Justice
Economics
Electrical & Computer Engineering
English
Environmental Management
Environmental Programs
Finance
General Studies
Geography
Geology
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Management
International Studies
Leadership for Sustainability Education
Liberal Studies
Management
Marketing
Mathematics & Statistics
Mechanical & Material Engineering
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health Education
Real Estate Development
Social Work
Sociology
Speech & Hearing Sci.
Systems Science
Theater Arts
Urban and Regional Planning
Urban Studies
Women Studies
World Languages & Lit.


The website URL where the publicly available sustainability course inventory that includes a list of degree programs that have specified sustainability learning outcomes is available:
A copy of the sustainability course inventory :
A list or sample of the sustainability learning outcomes associated with the degree programs:

Campus Wide Sustainability Learning Outcome:

- Students will identify, act on, and evaluate their professional and personal actions with the knowledge and appreciation of interconnections among economic, environmental, and social perspectives in order to create a more sustainable future.

Sample Program-Level Sustainability Learning Outcomes:

- The ability to manage, argue, and act legally, ethically, and critically in the society and the environment. This includes collaborative, interdisciplinary, and leadership skills.
- Students will gain familiarity with importance of ecosystems and environments for living systems and will become acquainted with unity and diversity of life.
- Graduates recognize that impacts on social and environmental sustainability must be considered to fully understand business practices.
- Appreciation of the current and historical role of chemistry in the economy, in society, in the environment, and in medicine.
- The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.


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