Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 38.83
Liaison James Vollrath
Submission Date Dec. 16, 2019
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Texas State University, San Marcos
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.21 / 8.00 James Vollrath
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):
8,651

Number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
228

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
2.64

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)?:
No

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

Agricultural Business & Management Program:
"The department of Agricultural Sciences at Texas State University offers undergraduate degree in the field of agribusiness. The department prepares graduates to meet the ever-changing needs in the marketplace. The degree prepares students to be competent in agribusiness management, agricultural marketing in domestic and international trade, food safety, sustainability, and agricultural & natural resource policy."

General Agriculture Program:
“Areas of needed expertise from future agricultural graduates include global trade and food policy, climate change, food losses and food waste, transboundary pests and disease, governance for food and nutrition security, and agricultural productivity and innovation. Thus, this major is a foundation to address the transdisciplinary opportunities and challenges of 21st century agriculture and food systems."

Wildlife Biology Program:
"Wildlife species and their habitats are impacted by human actions and demands on natural resources. At the same time, increasing numbers of Americans are participating in wildlife based outdoor recreation such as camping, hunting, fishing, birdwatching, picnicking, observing and photographing wildlife. Maintaining abundant and healthy wildlife populations and habitats requires an understanding of ecology, natural history, wildlife management, and human demands. These are the challenges facing wildlife biologists of today.

The wildlife undergraduate and graduate programs at Texas State University adhere to the North American model of wildlife management, as well as a strong reliance on research at the graduate and undergraduate level. The goals of our programs are to graduate students prepared to enter the wildlife profession as biologists, managers, and research scientists.”

Construction Science Management Program:
"In order for the CSM Program to fulfill its mission statement, the program incorporates the following ten program outcomes:
Students will apply an understanding of construction fundamentals.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of construction processes.
Students apply effective communication skills.
Students will understand project risk management and project control processes.
Students will demonstrate strong leadership, management and teamwork skills.
Students will apply modern technology to solve construction related problems.
Students will recognize and apply high professional practices, sustainability and ethical standards.
Students will demonstrate an understanding and application of construction building systems.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of construction business fundamentals.
Students will demonstrate and understanding of safety plans and quality assurance protocols."

Geography Bachelor of Arts Program:
"The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree is designed to improve students' understanding of the world in which they live. It is also tailored to improve the analytical skills necessary to interpret real-world problems in the cultural and physical environment. The degree prepares students for employment in business, government, planning, foreign service, mapping, industrial location, marketing research, resource evaluation, environmental analysis, transportation, and other fields"

Geography Bachelor of Science Program:
"The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree is designed to emphasize the physical science elements of geographical study. The degree prepares students for employment in business, government, applied climatology and meteorology, resource evaluation, environmental analysis, and areas where an understanding of the complex relationships between nature and society is required."

Sustainable Studies Program:
"Sustainability is central to nearly every professional field, from developing clean energy to protecting our natural resources to meeting the many challenges of urbanization and population density.
Whether your interests tend toward technology and engineering, the humanities and leadership, or the natural sciences, our interdisciplinary Sustainability Studies master’s degree program opens a host of career paths designed to meet the challenges of our rapidly changing world. You can be a part of finding solutions today for the future's biggest challenges"


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:
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