Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.90
Liaison Pegah Djamzad
Submission Date Oct. 5, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Simon Fraser University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.02 / 8.00 Susan Rhodes
Office of the Vice-President, Academic
Director, University Curriculum & Institutional Liaison
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Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):
6952

Number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
1759

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
25.30

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):

The following SFU programs were identified as possessing sustainability related educational goals as articulated by the Faculty and/or as required for professional program accreditation. For a breakdown of each of the programs listed and their sustainability learning outcomes, please see PDF attached.

Faculty of Environment
• Bachelor of Environment Global Environmental Systems
• Bachelor of Environment Resource and Environmental Management
• Bachelor of Environment Joint Sustainable Business Major
• Master of Science in Ecological Restoration

Beedie School of Business
• Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
• MBA Full-Time and Part-Time
• Management of Technology MBA
• Executive MBA
• EMBA in Indigenous Business & Leadership
• Americas MBA for Executives
• PhD Program
• Certificate in Corporate Environmental and Social Sustainability

Faculty of Applied Sciences
• Bachelor of Applied Science – Engineering Science Major
• Bachelor of Applied Science – Mechatronic System Engineering Major
• Master of Engineering (MEng)
• Master of Applied Science (MASc) – Engineering Science
• Doctor of Philosophy – Engineering Science
• Masters of Applied Science (MASc) – Mechatronic System Engineering
• Doctor of Philosophy – Mechatronic System Engineering
• Professional Master’s in Engineering (MEng) in Mechatronic Product Realization

Faculty of Health Sciences
• Bachelor of Arts in Health Sciences Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
• Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
• Master in Public Health (Environmental & Occupational Health Stream)

Faculty of Education
• Equity Studies in Education MA, MEd


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 following programs require the completion of at least one sustainability course as listed in AC 1. For a breakdown of each of the programs listed and mandatory course requirements for graduation please refer to PDF attached.

• Bachelor of Science (BSc) - Earth Sciences Major, Earth Sciences Honours and Earth Sciences Minor (Faculty of Science)
• Minor Development and Sustainability
• Minor Environmental Education (Faculty of Education)
• Undergraduate Certificate Sustainable Development
• Graduate Certificate Development and Sustainability
• Masters in Resource Management (MRM)
• Masters in Resource Management Planning
• Master in Public Health (Global Health stream)
• Master in Public Health (Population Health stream)
• Master in Public Health (Social Inequities stream)


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

SFU requires all students admitted to an undergraduate degree to complete a minimum of 36 units of courses designated as writing, quantitative, or breadth, with a grade of C- or better to receive the WQB credits requirement.

Writing Requirements - Courses with a "W" designation will assist students to learn the course content through the process of writing intensive assignments. These courses will help students to improve their writing abilities and overall communication skills and will teach students to write in the genres of their disciplines.

Quantitative Requirements - Courses with "Q" designation will assist students to develop quantitative (numerical, geometric) or formal (deductive, probabilistic) reasoning, and to develop skills in practical problem solving, critical evaluation, or analysis.

Breadth Requirements - Courses with "B" designation will expose students to concepts and ideas from a range of disciplines and perspectives outside of their programs.

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