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Overall Score 62.73
Liaison Tina Woolston
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2011
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Tufts University
ER-9: Sustainability Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.05 / 10.00 Vincent Manno
Associate Provost
Office of the Provost
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The number of graduates covered by the sustainability learning outcomes:
540

Total number of graduates :
2,638

A list of degree programs that have sustainability learning outcomes:

Environmental Studies
Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning
Community Health
Geology
Biology
Peace and Justice
Economics
Law and Diplomacy, International Environment and Resource Policy Concentration
International Relations: Global Health, Nutrition, and the Environmental Concentration
International Relations: International Environmental Economics Concentration
Civil Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
Water: Systems, Science, and Society Certificate
Civil and Environmental Engineering Certificate
Community and environmental studies Certificate
Environmental Management Certificate


The website URL where the publicly available sustainability course inventory that includes a list of degree programs that have specified sustainability learning outcomes is available:
A copy of the sustainability course inventory :
A list or sample of the sustainability learning outcomes associated with the degree programs:

Sample Sustainability Learning Outcomes from the Environmental Engineering Department:

1. Understand the interaction between natural and built environments
2. Connect environmental, structural, geotechnical, and water resources disciplines, as well as interdisciplinary studies in areas such as architecture, geology, chemistry, environmental health, and environmental policy
3. Develop skills in mathematics through differential equations, probability and statistics, calculus-based physics, and general chemistry
4. Gain a deeper understanding of earth and biological sciences as related to their chosen fields of interest
5. Conduct laboratory experiments, critically analyze and interpret data, and create integrated and holistic designs
6. Gain a practical understanding of civil and environmental engineering
a) Gaining knowledge about bidding versus quality-based selection processes
b) How the design professionals and the construction professions interact to construct a project
c) The importance of professional licensure and continuing education
d) The roles and responsibilities of public institutions and private organizations pertaining to environmental engineering.


The numbers of graduates are from the 2009-2010 academic year.

Still waiting on numbers for Fletcher's Int'l Environment and Resource Policy graduates

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