Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.69
Liaison Susan Dorward
Submission Date July 31, 2019
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Raritan Valley Community College
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.70 / 8.00 Susan Dorward
Sustainability and Energy Coordinator
Facilities and Grounds
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Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):
1174

Number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
250

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
21.29

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)?:
No

Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the division level (e.g. covering particular schools or colleges within the institution)?:
No

A list or brief description of the institution level or division level sustainability learning outcomes:
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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):

Environmental Science:
The program provides a comprehensive understanding
of the functions of local and global ecosystems and
examines how they are affected by human activities.
Students consider scientific evidence demonstrating how
human activities threaten many ecosystems, and they
critically study alternatives to present practices.
The Environmental Science program trains students to
examine the impact of man on the environment from
sociological, political and economic viewpoints.
Graduates are able to:
• apply concepts and implement the skills learned in the
sciences, mathematics and humanities to real-world
environmental issues
• demonstrate skills in literature research, debate and
discussion, oral presentation and scientific techniques
and methodology
• demonstrate awareness of local environmental
problems and efforts
• demonstrate awareness of specialization, career and
employment opportunities in the field of
environmental science

COMMERCIAL ENERGY MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY, ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE
Students receive instruction in quantitative and manipulative skills associated with web-based Digital Controls, Controller hardware and software set-up and troubleshooting, networking, integration and programming as it applies to building automation; building walk-throughs for the identification of Energy Conservation Opportunities (ECOs), Level 1 & Level-2 Energy Audits, Analysis of Equipment/System performance and the Commissioning Process. Students
learn to use tools and testing instruments used in the field by Energy Auditors and Building Commissioning Agents, and perform building walk-throughs and assemble Energy Audit reports, together with the use of Energy Auditing software.

COMMERCIAL ENERGY MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY, CERTIFICATE
Certificate students receive instruction in quantitative and manipulative skills associated with web-based Digital Controls, Controller hardware and soft-ware set-up and troubleshooting, networking, integration and programming as it applies to building automation; building walk-throughs for the identification of Energy Conservation Opportunities (ECOs), Level 1 & Level-2 Energy Audits, Analysis of Equipment/System performance and the Commissioning Process. Students learn to use tools and testing instruments used in the field by Energy Auditors and Building Commissioning Agents and perform building walk-throughs and assemble Energy Audit reports, together with the use of Energy Auditing software

GENERAL BUSINESS OPTION IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE:
• business ethics and social responsibility, including the triple bottom line (people, profit, planet) as well as how current events such as droughts, wildfires impact the economy and industry

GENERAL BUSINESS OPTION IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE
• business ethics and social responsibility, including the triple bottom line (people, profit, planet) as well as how current events such as droughts, wildfires impact the economy and industry.

FINANCIAL SERVICES OPTION IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE:
• business ethics and social responsibility, including the triple bottom line (people, profit, planet) as well as how current events such as droughts, wildfires impact the economy and industry.

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS OPTION IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE
• business ethics and social responsibility, including the triple bottom line (people, profit, planet) as well as how current events such as droughts, wildfires impact the economy and industry.

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS OPTION IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE
• business ethics and social responsibility, including the triple bottom line (people, profit, planet) as well as how current events such as droughts, wildfires impact the economy and industry.

MARKETING OPTION IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE
• business ethics and social responsibility, including the triple bottom line (people, profit, planet) as well as how current events such as droughts, wildfires impact the economy and industry.

MARKETING OPTION IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE
• business ethics and social responsibility, including the triple bottom line (people, profit, planet) as well as how current events such as droughts, wildfires impact the economy and industry.

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT OPTION IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE:
recognize and evaluate increasing demands of sustainability and corporate responsibility

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT OPTION IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE:
recognize and evaluate increasing demands of sustainability and corporate responsibility. business ethics and social responsibility, including the triple bottom line (people, profit, planet) as well as how current events such as droughts, wildfires impact the economy and industry.

CHEMISTRY, ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS:
understand both the historical perspective of chemistry and its relationship to the modern world and apply that understanding to the ethical, social and political (as well as scientific) role of chemistry and chemists in the community; learn about environmentally-friendly chemicals and fuels (such as biofuel) and green chemistry practices (to minimize or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances).

LIBERAL ARTS – ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES OPTION, ASSOCIATE OF ARTS:
demonstrate cultural competence by communicating effectively and efficiently in cross-cultural and multicultural situations
analyze real-world environmental issues using the concepts and skills learned in the liberal arts and sciences

Links to all program learning outcomes are at http://catalog.raritanval.edu/content.php?catoid=9&navoid=504


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:
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