Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.21
Liaison Ann Drevno
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2020

STARS v2.2

Saint Mary's College of California
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.66 / 8.00
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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?:
Yes

Which of the following best describes the sustainability learning outcomes?:
Sustainability-supportive

A list of the institution level sustainability learning outcomes:

The Common Good Core Learning Requirement
Learning Goal: The core curriculum is one of the key vehicles for living out
the College’s Catholic and Lasallian traditions, which asks student to
explore the meaning of the common good. This goal encourages vigorous
academic debate about different ideas of what the common good is and
how it might be pursued.
Learning Outcomes: Students will complete two of the following outcomes:
1. Reflect and write substantively on ways in which human beings find
fulfillment in community; or
2. Articulate, in prose or through another communicative medium, a
critical account of just social order; or
3. Demonstrate a capacity for coherent, principled analysis of concrete
social problems.


Total number of graduates from degree programs:
1,071

Number of graduates from degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:
89

A brief description of how the figure above was determined:

The sum of all 2018 graduates from the degree programs listed below.


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

The below learning outcomes are samples of each program. In each case, several are associated with sustainability.

-Learning Goal for Concentration in Sustainability Studies within the B.A. Major in Economics: Ability to integrate relevant concepts from economics, science and the humanities to address sustainability issues.

-Learning Goal for Environmental and Earth Science (BS), Earth Science (BS) and Environmental Studies (BA): Recognize the interconnectedness of earth's ecosystems and human dependence on them

-Learning Goal for Justice, Community & Leadership (BA): By using leadership studies and critical theory, assess a complex social or community issue and develop multiple viable strategies that contribute to a more just social order.

-Learning Goal for Trans-Global Executive MBA (MA/MS): Learn how to make holistic, strategic, and operational decisions focused on corporate sustainability, which balances profits with societal needs and the environment.

-Learning Goal for Biology: DEMONSTRATE a solid knowledge in all three major areas of biology: molecular and cellular, organismal and ecology and evolutionary. All of this takes place in the context of the place of humanity in the natural world and a robust liberal arts underpinning.


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

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:
8.31

Website URL where information about the sustainability learning outcomes is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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These figures include undergraduate and graduate students. The only figure not included in the "Fact book" supporting documenting is the subset of majors graduating with a Concentration in Sustainability Studies with a B.A. Major in Economics was 1 out of 18 graduates.

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