Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 33.31
Liaison Katherine Straub
Submission Date Feb. 21, 2018
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Susquehanna University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 8.00 Katherine Straub
Professor
Earth and Environmental Sciences
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Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):
457

Number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
14

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
3.06

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

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

Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the division level (e.g. covering particular schools or colleges within the institution)?:
No

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

From Susquehanna University's Central Curriculum learning goals:

#3: "SU graduates possess a mature understanding of self - mind, body, spirit - including: Knowledge of the limits and contexts of their own experience, and the ability to value the different experiences of others; The ability to examine their own strengths and weaknesses critically and realistically; Willingness to strive for responsible actions personally and interpersonally."

#4: "SU graduates possess an integrated sense of personal ethical responsibility focused on their: Interaction with the natural environment; Continued growth and development as a contributing member of a number of communities within human society; Recognition and understanding of the diversities of human experience; Commitment to an ongoing development of the life of the mind."


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

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

Learning goal #2 in the Earth and Environmental Sciences major: "Understand the earth system, the connections between abiotic and biotic systems, and the effect of the human society on the natural system. Understand the historical context of environmental awareness."

Learning goal #1 in the Environmental Studies major: "Students will be able to describe broad environmental problems in terms of their interrelated scientific, political, economic, ethical, and human dimensions."

Learning goal #4 in the Environmental Studies major: "Students will understand the inherent complexity of environmental problems and will be able to communicate
effectively a position to various stakeholders."


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)?:
No

A list or brief description of the course level sustainability learning outcomes and the programs for which the courses are required:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

University Central Curriculum learning goals are attached

Departmental learning goals are quoted from the 2017-18 Susquehanna Bulletin

2016-17 graduates: December 2016, May 2017, August 2017: 457
Of these, 6 ECOL, 7 EENV, 1 ENST

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