|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||Feb. 29, 2016|
Slippery Rock University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes
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Special Assistant to the President
Number of students who graduated from a program that has adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
Total number of graduates from degree programs:
A copy of the list or inventory of degree, diploma or certificate programs that have sustainability learning outcomes:
A list of degree, diploma or certificate programs that have sustainability learning outcomes:
-Certificate in Sustainability
-Environmental Geoscience (BS) - Track in Environmental Science
-Geography (BS) - Track in Environment and Society
-Geography (BS) - Track in Environmental Studies
-Minor in Environmental Science
-Minor in Geography-Park & Resource Management (BS)
-Park & Resource Management (BS) - Track in Environmental Education/Interpretation
-Park & Resource Management (BS) - Track in Outdoor Leadership
- Master of Education Degree in Environmental Education
- Master of Science in Park and Resource Management
A list or sample of the sustainability learning outcomes associated with degree, diploma or certificate programs (if not included in an inventory above):
The Certificate in Sustainability is a 12-credit certificate that targets non-environmental majors and includes a service component as part of its capstone course.
The program consolidates 30 existing courses into classes offered within the categories of environmental stewardship, social responsibility and economic prosperity. Students must pass one course from at least two of the three categories and complete the capstone experience to receive the certificate.
The new program aims to give graduates an edge when interviewing for jobs since many corporations need a greening coordinator, even in industries such as theatre. Professors from different departments, including geography, biology, parks and recreation, economics, history and philosophy will teach the classes.
The certificate is a product of the President's Commission on Sustainability.
"The idea was to develop an interdisciplinary program to give students across campus the opportunity to learn more about sustainability," said Langdon Smith, professor of geography, geology and the environment. "Increasing the number of courses with a sustainability component has also been a goal of SRU's strategic plan."
The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability learning outcomes is available:
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