Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.05
Liaison Tony Gillund
Submission Date March 23, 2023

STARS v2.2

Purdue University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.63 / 8.00 Tony Gillund
Director of Sustainability
Campus Planning, Architecture and Sustainability
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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?:

Which of the following best describes the sustainability learning outcomes?:

A list of the institution level sustainability learning outcomes:

Total number of graduates from degree programs:

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

A brief description of how the figure above was determined:
First, any sustainability-focused course identified in AC1 was evaluated to determine if it was a required course of the degree program. If yes, then the university was able to assume all of the graduates from that degree program had a sustainability-learning outcome met.

Second, the university searched the ABET – an organization that accredits STEM related bachelor’s and master’s degrees – for programs that have been accredited. By being accredited by ABET, the program must adhere to certain criteria including several student (i.e. learning) outcomes; two of which are sustainability related learning outcomes:

- [student has] an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.

- [student has] an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.

Numerous university degree programs have been accredited by ABET, and the list was downloaded and cross examined by additional learning outcome information that could be found on individual degree program websites.

Lastly, degrees that did not have a sustainability learning outcome determined through the process above were evaluated. Those degrees that were more likely to have a sustainability learning outcome were searched online to identify any learning outcome language. An example is Materials Engineering, which is not (at the time of pulling this information) accredited by ABET; however, does have a university website indicating that the program follows the ABET learning outcomes.

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

Documentation supporting the figure reported above (upload):
Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:

Website URL where information about the sustainability learning outcomes is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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