Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.47
Liaison Jenny McNamara
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Portland State University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.60 / 8.00 Beth Lloyd-Pool
Program Administrator
Institute for Sustainable Solutions
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Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):
6974

Number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
5750

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
82.45

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)?:
Yes

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:

Campus Wide Undergraduate Learning Outcome - Sustainability: 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. See https://www.pdx.edu/institutional-assessment-council/campus-wide-learning-outcomes

Sample School Level Learning Outcomes - School of Business Administration: Sustainability: consider the long-term consequences of business decisions for society and the environment


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):

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.


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:

"number of student that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome" includes all undergraduate degrees (as part of the campus-wide undergraduate learning outcomes) and also includes graduate students from programs with specific sustainability learning outcomes.

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