Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 59.16
Liaison Rebecca Walker
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2014
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Southern Oregon University
ER-9: Sustainability Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.94 / 10.00 Roxane Beigel-Coryell
Sustainability & Recycling Coordinator
Facilities Management & Planning
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The number of graduates covered by the sustainability learning outcomes:
125

Total number of graduates :
1,330

A list of degree programs that have sustainability learning outcomes:

Environmental Studies, BS with concentrations in: Cultural Resource Management, Earth Science, Ecology & Conservation, Land Use Planning, or Sustainability & Policy

Environmental Studies Minor

Outdoor Adventure Leadership, BA or BS

Outdoor Adventure Leadership Minor

Certificate in Sustainability Leadership

Environmental Education, MS

Economics: Applied Economics and Public Policy Option, BA or BS

Health & Physical Education, BA or BS


The website URL where the publicly available sustainability course inventory that includes a list of degree programs that have specified sustainability learning outcomes is available:
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A copy of the sustainability course inventory :
A list or sample of the sustainability learning outcomes associated with the degree programs:

Several academic programs at Southern Oregon University have learning outcomes that encompass sustainability, or feature a required course that focuses on sustainability, such as Environmental Health or Ecological Economics and Sustainable Development. The learning outcomes for the Environmental Studies program can be found at http://sou.edu/envirostudies/goals.shtml. Some of the outcomes encompassing sustainability include:

Students will be able to integrate knowledge of natural and social sciences in addressing environmental issues.

Students will understand the importance of environmental stewardship in appreciating and caring for the natural resources on Earth.

Students will understand the culture of democracy in addressing environmental issues, including the roles of politics, science, and economics in decision making.

Students will have an understanding of and sensitivity to differing cultural viewpoints on environmental issues.


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