Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.95
Liaison Jenny McNamara
Submission Date June 30, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Portland State University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.59 / 8.00 Beth Lloyd-Pool
Program Administrator
Institute for Sustainable Solutions
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Number of students who graduated from a program that has adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
3,372

Total number of graduates from degree programs:
5,871

A copy of the list or inventory of degree, diploma or certificate programs that have sustainability learning outcomes:
A list of degree, diploma or certificate programs that have sustainability learning outcomes:
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A list or sample of the sustainability learning outcomes associated with degree, diploma or certificate programs (if not included in an inventory above):

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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