Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 34.71
Liaison Kristina Bryan
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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Saint Louis University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.04 / 8.00 Jason Knouft
Interim Director
Center for Sustainability
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Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):
3,568

Number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
20

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
0.56

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)?:
Yes

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

Graduates of the Master of Science in Sustainability Program at Saint Louis University will be able to:
a) Define sustainability in terms of its evolution throughout a variety of social sectors
b) Identify how the concept of sustainability is connected to issues of social justice, environment protection,
and economic viability
c) Compare and contrast a variety of theories and models of sustainability
d) Describe the history and evolution of sustainable development, sustainability, and sustainability science
e) Discuss key theoretical and methodological concepts and terminology associated with sustainability
f) Identify how local, regional, and national policies and actions have global impacts
g) Apply appropriate research design consisting of qualitative, quantitative, and/or spatial research methods
to address sustainability problems
h) Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills needed to disseminate information about
sustainability among diverse audiences
i) Communicate effectively outside of one’s respective disciplinary field
j) Apply a variety of practices and approaches for working effectively on transdisciplinary teams
k) Identify frameworks for collaborating with diverse stakeholders on sustainability issues
l) Examine resource limitations and opportunities and develop holistic and integrated approaches to resource
management
m) Assess how laws, governance, and institutional approaches inform effective policy making and implementation
n) Evaluate environmental, economic, and social impacts of real-world projects.
o) Explain theoretical and practical concepts associated with sustainability science research approaches


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):

Graduates of the Master of Science in Sustainability Program at Saint Louis University will be able to:
a) Define sustainability in terms of its evolution throughout a variety of social sectors
b) Identify how the concept of sustainability is connected to issues of social justice, environment protection,
and economic viability
c) Compare and contrast a variety of theories and models of sustainability
d) Describe the history and evolution of sustainable development, sustainability, and sustainability science
e) Discuss key theoretical and methodological concepts and terminology associated with sustainability
f) Identify how local, regional, and national policies and actions have global impacts
g) Apply appropriate research design consisting of qualitative, quantitative, and/or spatial research methods
to address sustainability problems
h) Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills needed to disseminate information about
sustainability among diverse audiences
i) Communicate effectively outside of one’s respective disciplinary field
j) Apply a variety of practices and approaches for working effectively on transdisciplinary teams
k) Identify frameworks for collaborating with diverse stakeholders on sustainability issues
l) Examine resource limitations and opportunities and develop holistic and integrated approaches to resource
management
m) Assess how laws, governance, and institutional approaches inform effective policy making and implementation
n) Evaluate environmental, economic, and social impacts of real-world projects.
o) Explain theoretical and practical concepts associated with sustainability science research approaches


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:

Graduates of the Master of Science in Sustainability Program at Saint Louis University will be able to:
a) Define sustainability in terms of its evolution throughout a variety of social sectors
b) Identify how the concept of sustainability is connected to issues of social justice, environment protection,
and economic viability
c) Compare and contrast a variety of theories and models of sustainability
d) Describe the history and evolution of sustainable development, sustainability, and sustainability science
e) Discuss key theoretical and methodological concepts and terminology associated with sustainability
f) Identify how local, regional, and national policies and actions have global impacts
g) Apply appropriate research design consisting of qualitative, quantitative, and/or spatial research methods
to address sustainability problems
h) Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills needed to disseminate information about
sustainability among diverse audiences
i) Communicate effectively outside of one’s respective disciplinary field
j) Apply a variety of practices and approaches for working effectively on transdisciplinary teams
k) Identify frameworks for collaborating with diverse stakeholders on sustainability issues
l) Examine resource limitations and opportunities and develop holistic and integrated approaches to resource
management
m) Assess how laws, governance, and institutional approaches inform effective policy making and implementation
n) Evaluate environmental, economic, and social impacts of real-world projects.
o) Explain theoretical and practical concepts associated with sustainability science research approaches


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