Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.23
Liaison Rachael Wein
Submission Date July 11, 2014
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Smith College
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.96 / 8.00 Joanne Benkley
Assistant Director
Center for the Environment
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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:
Majors: Engineering Arts, Engineering Science, Environmental Science & Policy, Biological Sciences Minors: Engineering, Environmental Science & Policy, Marine Science, Sustainable Food Concentration

A list or sample of the sustainability learning outcomes associated with degree, diploma or certificate programs (if not included in an inventory above):
The objective for the Environmental Science and Policy program states: "The need for environmentally literate citizens and well-educated professionals able to address increasingly complex and global environmental issues has never been greater. Pollution, ecosystem degradation, and unsustainable use of natural resources are just a few examples of how humans are altering the Earth, its atmosphere, and oceans in unprecedented ways. Smith's Environmental Science and Policy (ES&P) Program seeks to produce future leaders in the environmental field". The Sustainable Foods concentration states: "At Smith we understand that one way to make a difference in the world is to grow knowledge. That is why in 2011, after demonstrated interest by students and faculty, CEEDS announced a new Environmental Concentration in Sustainable Food. The Sustainable Food concentration enables students to engage in an interdisciplinary exploration of food and the many issues involved in sustainability. Whether you are interested in global food distribution systems, the economics of agriculture, food cultures around the world, agriculture policy, or the various ways that gender and food intersect, you can explore your interests in a cohesive, directed, and stimulating way. The Sustainable Food concentration puts theory into practice, offering a chance to connect students with a topic integral to their surrounding community of the Pioneer Valley. By studying Sustainable Food at Smith, students can capitalize on the many opportunities for engagement around food and agriculture-related initiatives underway right in their backyard". How we calculated for this credit: There were 94 students who majored in one of these fields. There were 11 minors in one of these fields, only 7 who did not major in one of the selected majors. There were 3 who completed the concentration in Sustainable food. A total of 104 students in the class who did one or more of these programs.

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