Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 81.02
Liaison Moira Hafer
Submission Date June 29, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Stanford University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.18 / 8.00 Moira Hafer
Sustainability Specialist
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):

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

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

Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:

Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the institution level (e.g. covering all students)?:

Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the division level (e.g. covering particular schools or colleges within the institution)?:

A list or brief description of the institution level or division level sustainability learning outcomes:

Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the program level (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, degrees, diplomas, certificates, and other academic designations)?:

A list or brief description of the program level sustainability learning outcomes (or a list of sustainability-focused programs):

Please see the uploaded file for complete details, including website links, for all degree programs with sustainability learning outcomes.

To identify these programs, all 88 Stanford departments were examined according to their self-identified goals, objectives, and learning outcomes as listed on each department website and/or Stanford University ExploreDegrees. A department was classified as having sustainability learning outcomes if one or more of the following criteria were met:

i) One or more objectives under the Learning Outcomes section of the department on Stanford ExploreDegrees is focused on environmental, social, and/or economic sustainability;
ii) The department lists one or more specific sustainability learning outcomes, such as knowledge of the importance of sustainable energy practices or skills to navigate sustainability-related social crises such as hunger, on its website under the section related to departmental objectives;
iii) The department has a description on its website of the uses, impacts, and implications of the field(s) of study directly related to the department, and one or more of those is directly related to sustainability.

Umbrella departments that include sub-departments, such as Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Global Studies, and the Graduate School of Business, were counted as single departments, and not split into smaller divisions within both the inventory of departments with sustainability learning outcomes, and the total number of departments, consistent with the way those departments have been counted in other credits.

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)?:

A list or brief description of the course level sustainability learning outcomes and the programs for which the courses are required:

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.