Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.64
Liaison Kimberly Post
Submission Date Feb. 22, 2022

STARS v2.2

Saint Joseph's College - ME
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.40 / 8.00 Greg Teegarden
Natural Sciences
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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:
The following are Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILO) and apply to all students in both undergraduate and graduate programs at Saint Joseph's College. ILO 4 explicitly requires all students attain an understanding of sustainability, in a traditional environmental sense (stewardship) and a more inclusive sense (sustainable communities, through social justice and responsible citizenship).

1. Identify and apply the ethical and moral dimensions of their particular field of study.
2. Demonstrate effective communication skills in both written and oral formats.
3. Demonstrate competency in programmatic content and career preparation through applied and/or experiential learning opportunities.
4. Engage in responsible citizenship, social justice, and environmental stewardship.
5. Demonstrate critical thinking skills and the ability to analyze and evaluate information from diverse sources and perspectives.

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:
Records from the Office of the Registrar quantify the number of graduates over the last three years in all programs, and the number graduating from programs with required sustainability-focused courses and/or outcomes.

A list of degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:
Some degree programs, e.g. Environmental Science, Marine Science, and Leadership for Sustainable Communities, are sustainability-focused throughout the entire program, i.e. in almost every course required for the major. Additionally degree programs in Business, Biology, Chemistry, Integrative Health/Wellness, and Theology include one or more course(s) that focuses on sustainability within the disciplinary context.

Among graduate (online) programs, Master's degrees in Business require sustainability-focused courses and have SF learning outcomes.

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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