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Sterling College (VT)
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 8.00 / 8.00 Laura Berry
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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:

All of the academic programs at Sterling College have at least one sustainability related outcome as part of their learning objects. Majors include:
Environmental Humanities
Outdoor Education
Sustainable Agriculture
Sustainable Food Systems
Self-Designed Majors

Minors include:

Climate Justice
Sustainable Food Systems
Draft Horse Management
Natural History
Natural Resource Management
Education Studies

A list or sample of the sustainability learning outcomes associated with degree, diploma or certificate programs (if not included in an inventory above):

A Sterling College education builds the skills, knowledge, and experience of its students to:

Live satisfying and productive lives as environmental stewards.
Understand the ecology of the natural world.
Understand historical and global cultural contexts of social dynamics.
Practice both critical and systems thinking.
Collect, evaluate, and use information.
Apply theories and concepts to practical situations.
Communicate accurately and effectively in writing and in speech.
Work effectively independently and in collaboration with others.
Demonstrate resilience when facing challenges
Practice leadership and participate intentionally in communities.
Develop and appreciate creativity in expression, work, and problem-solving.
Cultivate curiosity and actively pursue life-long learning.

The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability learning outcomes is available:

The total number of graduates listed were graduates in the commencement ceremony in May 2015. These may include graduates from the previous summer and fall because Sterling only hosts one commencement per year.

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