Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.08
Liaison Katherine Straub
Submission Date Aug. 21, 2020

STARS v2.2

Susquehanna University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.45 / 8.00 Katherine Straub
Professor
Earth and Environmental Sciences
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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?:
Yes

Which of the following best describes the sustainability learning outcomes?:
Sustainability-focused

A list of the institution level sustainability learning outcomes:

Susquehanna University's university learning goals that mention sustainability:

#1. SU students investigate the creative, natural, social, economic, and cultural forces that shape the world, and gain familiarity with the richness of human thought and expression across time and into the present; the ongoing ways humans seek to explain the natural world; and
the breadth and depth of global human interactions, including belief systems, values, practices, and ways of organizing life.

#4. SU graduates develop and internalize their own integrated vision of the common good, and how to pursue it in the context of their lives, including: pursuing sustainable relationships with their natural and social environments; continued growth to discern and pursue improvement in themselves, their communities, and the world; understanding and valuing both the universality and diversity of human experience; and willingness to strive for responsible personal and interpersonal actions that serve the greater good.


Total number of graduates from degree programs:
530

Number of graduates from degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:
30

A brief description of how the figure above was determined:

Total graduates from August 2019 through May 2020: 530
Total graduates from Environmental Studies major, Earth and Environmental Sciences major, and Environmental Studies minor: 9 + 14 + 7 = 30

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."

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."


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

Environmental Studies major and minor
Earth and Environmental Sciences


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

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:
5.66

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

University Learning Goals are attached as a pdf and included in the "About SU" website referenced above.

Departmental learning goals are quoted from the 2019-20 Susquehanna Bulletin.

2019-20 graduates: August 2019, December 2019, May 2020 = 530
Of these, 9 Environmental Studies major, 14 Earth and Environmental Sciences major, 7 Environmental Studies minor.

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