Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.15
Liaison Mary Ellen Mallia
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2023

STARS v2.2

University at Albany
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.50 / 8.00 Mary Ellen Mallia
Director of Environmental Sustainability
Finance and Business
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Has the institution adopted one or more sustainability learning outcomes that apply to the entire student body or, at minimum, to the institution's predominant student body?:

Which of the following best describes the sustainability learning outcomes?:

A list of the institution level sustainability learning outcomes:
The university applies the SUNY general education directives. The SUNY Gen Ed framework includes twelve categories of knowledge, skills and competencies exposing students to different ways of knowing so that they can make reasoned judgements outside as well as inside their academic field, and enabling them to develop diverse perspectives and global understanding. These include two sustainability supportive categories: World History and Global Awareness and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice. The World History and Global Awareness includes the following objectives: "demonstrate an understanding of the structures, systems, and interrelationships among civilizations and cultures within historical and/or contemporary contexts, and their impact on wellbeing and sustainability" It also specifically refers to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Two of the objectives for the DEI,Social Justice category are:
analyze the role that complex networks of social structures and systems play in the creation and perpetuation of the dynamics of power, privilege, oppression, and opportunity; and
apply the principles of rights, access, equity, and autonomous participation to past, current, or future social justice action.

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Total number of graduates from degree programs:

Number of graduates from degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:

A brief description of how the figure above was determined:
The learning objectives of the degrees were obtained from the university at albany website. These were reviewed and programs were determined to be either sustainability focused or sustainability related. Information on the graduates from each degree was obtained from Institutional Research. These were entered into our sustainability focused and sustainability related degree program spreadsheet to obtain the total of graduates. Overall number of degrees awarded was obtained from Institutional Research

A list of degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:
Atmospheric Science
Biodiversity, Conservation and Policy
Business Administration
Business Economics
Emergency Prepardedness
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Health Sciences
Environmental Science
Social Welfare
Urban Planning

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Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:

Website URL where information about the sustainability learning outcomes is available:

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