Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.09
Liaison DeLayne Miller
Submission Date Dec. 18, 2019
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Tennessee Technological University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.73 / 8.00 Shelby Brewer
Student Worker
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):
2,414

Number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
523

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
21.67

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)?:
No

Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the division level (e.g. covering particular schools or colleges within the institution)?:
Yes

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

School of Human Ecology
1. Students will demonstrate competent knowledge in the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Body of Knowledge as evidenced by a score of 70% or better in the internal Human Ecology Exit Exam

The FCS Body of Knowledge includes resource development, sustainable practices, consumerism, and leadership in its framework.The body of knowledge model includes five cross-cutting themes: capacity building, global interdependence, resource development and sustainability, technology (appropriate use), and wellness.

School of Agriculture
Student Learning Outcome 1.2: Beyond the classroom, students will engage in high quality scholarly activities and service learning activities designed to enhance the food, agriculture, and natural resource system.


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):

Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Student Learning Outcome "c": an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
Student Learning Outcome "h": the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

General Engineering Program
TN Tech adheres to the engineering accrediting body, ABET, that describes the learning outcomes for General Engineering students as:
An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

Civil and Environmental Engineering (B.S.)
Student Learning Outcome "c": an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
Student Learning Outcome "h": The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Student Learning Outcome "c": an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
Student Learning Outcome "h": the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Student Learning Outcome "c": an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
Student Learning Outcome "h": the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

Environmental and Sustainability Studies (B.S.)
The B.S. degree program in ESS has three concentrations. Two of which have sub-concentrations nested within them.
Environmental Science: Biology, Chemistry, or Natural Resources; these concentrations offer students the opportunity to pursue their passions in a meaningful way as they apply scientific principles to environmental issues, course work examines current topics through social, political and economic perspectives, students analyze and propose sustainable solutions for complex, real-world environmental problems, the program culminates in a hands-on experience or research project addressing an actual environmental problem
Society, Culture and Communication: Communication & Media focus, Leadership and Environmental Management focus, or Social Science & Policy focus; learn how social systems interact with the environment, explore how cultural values and beliefs influence the way people use the environment, study how organizations address environmental problems and how complex concepts regarding those issues are communicated
Environmental Technology: Learn to use GIS tools (geographic information systems) to aid in informed environmental decision making, model and experience environmental processes, explore conventional water treatment methods

Student Learning Outcome 3: Students will demonstrate the ability to integrate social, economic, biological, chemical, and physical science knowledge to identify, formulate, and solve environmental problems

Geosciences, Environmental Geology Concentration (B.S.)
The Environmental Geology concentration is designed to prepare graduates for immediate access to entry-level positions in environmental companies. Graduates in Environmental Geology become qualified to work in several environmental fields including groundwater remediation, site planning and development, stream restoration, and hazards assessment.

Environmental Sciences (Ph.D.)
Student Learning Outcome 1.1: Students will demonstrate understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of environmental sciences such that they are aware of a wide range of environmental concerns beyond the boundaries of any single, specific discipline

Environmental Informatics (M.S.)
Student Learning Outcome 2.1: Students will demonstrate the ability to integrate business management concepts with environmental information to manage environmental systems.

Manufacturing Sustainability Concentration (P.S.M.)
The Professional Science Master’s with a concentration in Manufacturing Sustainability degree program effectively prepares you for a career dedicated to developing technologies to transform resources into goods and services that respond to basic needs and improve human quality of life.


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:
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