Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 32.70
Liaison Carl Powell
Submission Date Jan. 10, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Ringling College of Art and Design
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.36 / 8.00 Tim Rumage
Coordinator, Environmental Studies
Liberal Arts
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Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):
327

Number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
260

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
79.51

Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:
Three

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)?:
No

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

For our students to be granted either the BFA or the BA degree, regardless of major, they MUST take a course in Scientific Practices. The only courses that are eligible for fulfilling that institutional requirement are the Environmental Studies Course. As all the Environmental Studies Courses focus on sustainability we have sustainability learning outcomes at the institutional level. The sustainability component is assessed every semester in every environmental studies course – separately from the individual student learning outcomes.


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):

The four components of Sustainability that we are assessing are:

1) Awareness of current Environmental Issues,
2) Scientific and quantitative reasoning
3) Basic understanding of Natural Capital and the value of Nature’s services to the
economy and the environment.
4) Understanding of systems thinking and modeling.


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)?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the course level sustainability learning outcomes and the programs for which the courses are required:

The four components of Sustainability that we are assessing are:

1) Awareness of current Environmental Issues,
2) Scientific and quantitative reasoning
3) Basic understanding of Natural Capital and the value of Nature’s services to the
economy and the environment.
4) Understanding of systems thinking and modeling.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

We have been assessing Sustainability since Spring 2013 using the Environmental Studies Courses and their assessment rubric. All Faculty members in Environmental Studies are active research scientists, and the full time faculty member has sustainability as the central focus of their research.

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