Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.58
Liaison James Gordon
Submission Date March 3, 2015
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Thompson Rivers University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.15 / 8.00 James Gordon
Environmental Programs and Research Coordinator
TRU Office of Environment and Sustainability
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Number of students who graduated from a program that has adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
1,506

Total number of graduates from degree programs:
2,339

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

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

Here are samples of two sustainability learning outcomes for two different programs:
1) Bachelor of Business Administration - Minor in Environmental Economics and Sustainable Development: The Minor in Environmental Economics and Sustainable Development provides students an understanding of current issues in environmental economics, development economics, natural resource management, and sustainable development. Sustainable development involves meeting “the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Due to the growing importance of corporate social responsibility, companies are devoting considerably more resources to ensure they are operating in a sustainable manner. Future managers will benefit greatly from a knowledge of this field.
2) Master of Science in Environmental Science: The environment is a complex of biological, geological, physical, chemical, social and cultural factors that interact to influence the life of an individual or community. Our environment is threatened by global issues, such as overpopulation, global climate change, and habitat fragmentation. Many of these are issues caused by humans, and in turn they are threatening the very well-being of humans. The problems we face today are not solvable by science alone, but by an equal discovery and knowledge of culture, sociology, economics, politics and ethics. The TRU Master of Science in Environmental Science provides an integrative, multi-disciplinary approach to the study of the environment.


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Figures about total number of graduates taken from TRU Factbook 2013-2014: http://www.tru.ca/__shared/assets/Factbook__2013-201432720.pdf

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