Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.85
Liaison Karen Eckert, Ph.D.
Submission Date Nov. 30, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Principia College
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.19 / 8.00 Shelby Tisinai
Land Stewardship Assistant
Biology and Natural Resources
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Number of students who graduated from a program that has adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:

Total number of graduates from degree programs:

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:

"Sustainability learning outcomes are statements that outline the specific sustainability knowledge and skills that a student is expected to have gained and demonstrated by the successful completion of a unit, course, or program." Two majors (Environmental Studies, Global Perspectives) and one minor (Sustainability) have department-level sustainability learning outcomes, while 14 other departments participate in the Sustainability minor through a landscape of 35 courses with course-level sustainability outcomes.

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

Outcome #1: Be able to explain the key factors of sustainability
Outcome #2: Be able to discuss sustainability from different perspectives and scales
Outcome #3: Be able to research, design, apply, and evaluate solutions to sustainability problems
Outcome #4: Be able to demonstrate the leadership and communications skills necessary to be an "agent for change"

Global Perspectives:
Outcome #1: Demonstrate understanding of the interplay among local, national, regional, and global forces.
Outcome #2: Identify solution-oriented approaches to complex and multidisciplinary global issues.
Outcome #3: Apply relevant interdisciplinary (quantitative and/or qualitative methodologies to analyze global phenomena and recommend policy-driven solutions).
Outcome #4: Apply relevant globalization theories and/or analytical frameworks to global phenomena.
Outcome #5: Demonstrate global citizenship

The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability learning outcomes is available:

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