Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.69
Liaison Elizabeth Drake
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Swarthmore College
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.19 / 8.00 E. Carr Everbach
Professor of Engineering
Engineering
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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?:
No

Which of the following best describes the sustainability learning outcomes?:
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A list of the institution level sustainability learning outcomes:
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Total number of graduates from degree programs:
1,187

Number of graduates from degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:
325

A brief description of how the figure above was determined:

The number above was taken from adding up the numbers from each of the departments below, for each year, and adding all of those numbers together, to get the total number of graduates.


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

ENVS: Learning outcomes of the Environmental Studies Program at Swarthmore include the following:
-Students are challenged to tell informed stories that illuminate the human dimension of environmental issues and acknowledge their own position in relation to those issues.
-Students will demonstrate discipline-specific analytic skills across at least two fields, including the ability to compare and contrast alternative policies and solutions
-Students will learn to apply tools and concepts to analyze complex environmental problems and overcome the practical challenges of resolving them.

ENGR: Consider scientific, technological, ethical, societal, political, and/or environmental issues in a local or global context.

STUA: By strengthening their observational drawing skills and recognition of the complexities and continual rearrangement of design elements (i.e. line, shape, rhythm, color, space, volume, etc.), students will be better able to critically understand the visual structure of objects and scenes, particularly in works of art. Students will be introduced to a wide array of materials and methods. These will include traditional and historical practices as well as those more contemporary and innovative. Special attention will be paid to safe and environmentally responsible practices.

ASIA: The Past, the Present, and the Future. The student should be aware of modern/contemporary or pre-modern formations (depending upon the student’s scholarly focus) within the Asian traditions they study, with the idea that one cannot never really understand the present without more than cursory knowledge of the past, and also that one cannot study the past without a scholarly awareness of the present forms of political, economic, social, environmental, or religious formations at the center of a student’s project in Asian Studies.

CHEM: Chemical safety and environmental stewardship. Students will demonstrate the ability to conduct laboratory work in a manner that is safe and that follows proper practices for the disposal of chemical waste. Students will also develop an awareness of the broader societal and environmental impact of chemical practice.


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

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:
27.38

Website URL where information about the sustainability learning outcomes is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data are for graduation years 2017, 2018 and 2019.

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