Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 40.64
Liaison Rebecca Collins
Submission Date July 31, 2015
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Temple University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.14 / 8.00 Kathleen Grady
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Number of students who graduated from a program that has adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
159

Total number of graduates from degree programs:
9,202

A copy of the list or inventory of degree, diploma or certificate programs that have sustainability learning outcomes:
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A list of degree, diploma or certificate programs that have sustainability learning outcomes:

Minor in Corporate Social Responsibility, BS in Civil Engineering with concentration in Environmental Engineering, Undergraduate minor in Environmental Engineering, BS in Engineering Technology with track in Environmental Technology, BS in Mechanical Engineering with concentration in Energy Systems, MS in Environmental Engineering, Graduate Certificate in Stormwater Management, AS in Horticulture, BS in Horticulture, BS in Community Development, BS in Landscape Architecture, MLArch in Landscape Architecture, MS in Community and Regional Planning with optional concentrations in Sustainable Community Planning and Transportation Planning, Minor in Community and Regional Planning, Minor in Ecological Planning and Design, Minor in Environmental Horticulture, Minor in Landscape Studies, Certificate and Minor in Sustainable Food Systems, Undergraduate Certificate in Environmental Sustainability, Graduate Certificates in Sustainable Community Planning and Transportation Planning, MS in Environmental Health, MPH Public Health with concentration in Environmental Health, PhD in Public Health with concentration in Environmental Health and Health Policy, BA in Environmental Studies, MA in Geography and Urban Studies, PhD in Urban Studies, Minor in Environmental Studies, BS in Environmental Science, Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainability; MS in Globalization and Development Communication; BS in Facilities Management


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

a. Example – Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainability: The University College offers an undergraduate Certificate in Sustainability. This twelve credit interdisciplinary certificate will provide an opportunity for students to further their knowledge and skills to contribute to sustainable systems from the viewpoint of different disciplines, to help them become effective leaders and agents of change for sustainability, and to make them more competitive in the changing job market as some sectors move to a green collar economy. http://www.temple.edu/bulletin/Academic_programs/university_college/sustainability.htm
Example – BA in Environmental Studies: Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary major offered by the Department of Geography and Urban Studies that examines the nature, causes and consequences of human interactions with the environment. Students in Environmental Studies gain the intellectual and methodological tools to understand and address the crucial environmental issues of our time and the impact on individuals, society, and the planet. Students are introduced to a physical lab science, an understanding of the economic system, and social science methods in order to prepare for our core courses. The Environmental Studies core courses are designed to develop the theoretical and methodological frameworks and tools necessary to understand the relationships between people and their environment as they interact through local to global connections. Students examine environmental policy and the role of political institutions; environmental decision-making; natural hazards and risk assessment; environmental ethics and legal issues; and environmental justice. The electives give students the opportunity to develop an area of emphasis around their particular interests.


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Graduate rates are from degrees awarded 7/1/2013 thru 6/30/2014; Matching issues because we capture degrees thru Summer.

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