Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.52
Liaison Megan Varnadore
Submission Date Feb. 18, 2021

STARS v2.2

Sonoma State University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.26 / 8.00 Judith Ford
Postdoctoral Fellow
Center for Environmental Inquiry
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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?:

Which of the following best describes the sustainability learning outcomes?:

A list of the institution level sustainability learning outcomes:

Sonoma State University recognizes sustainability as one of the most critical global and ethical challenges of our time. We are dedicated to infusing sustainability into everything we do – in our academic and co-curricular programs, our physical campus and operations, our services, and our collaborations with communities of the North Bay.

Critical Race Studies is an interdisciplinary field of study that seeks to understand the ways society is culturally and institutionally constituted by race and racism in-relation to ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, and nation. Sonoma State requires students complete 1 Critical Race Studies course to graduate.

Total number of graduates from degree programs:

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

A brief description of how the figure above was determined:

The above figure is based on the number of graduates from the programs described in detail below. Each program has a clear focus on the aspects and role of sustainability in the given area.

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

Geography, Environment, and Planning (GEP) Program Learning Objectives:
PLO1. Graduates will articulate and explain major social and environmental processes, and their interactions, in both the natural and built environment.
PLO2. Graduates will articulate and explain multiple perspectives or analytical frameworks, and apply quantitative and/or qualitative methods to analyze and model social and environmental systems and their interactions.
PLO3. Graduates will reason objectively using spatial, quantitative, and qualitative evidence, and communicate that reasoning effectively related to social and environmental systems and their interactions.
PLO4. Graduates will combine academic knowledge and skill sets with applied practical experiences for careers focusing on environmental and social issues and as engaged citizens.

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

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

Website URL where information about the sustainability learning outcomes is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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