Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Kira Stoll
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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University of California, Berkeley
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Jack Chang
STARS Assessment Fellow (ERG)
Sustainability
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Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):
10,944

Number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
2,249

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
20.55

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

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:

At the College of Natural Resources, students study natural and human systems from biological, ecological, economic, and social science perspectives, engaging the issues that shape the complex, interconnected world of the 21st century, from sustainable food systems to obesity, from water policy to energy economics, and from the far-reaching impacts of climate change to the linkages between the human genome, diet and disease.


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):

The College of Natural Resources has six majors that explicitly emphasize environmental sustainability. They are: Environmental Sciences, Environmental Economics and Policy, Society and Environment, Molecular Environmental Biology, Conservation and Resources Studies, Forestry and Ecosystem Management.

Berkeley offers a masters degree in Sustainable Development and an undergraduate minor in Sustainable Design.

Campuswide, in total, 25 undergraduate majors, 28 graduate programs and 18 undergraduate minors require taking one or more sustainability courses.


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)?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the course level sustainability learning outcomes and the programs for which the courses are required:

See attached list for undergraduate majors, minors and graduate programs that include requirements for sustainability related coursework.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

All graduates counted as having been covered by a sustainability learning outcome graduated from one of the degree programs listed (which all required one or more sustainability courses). However, we were not able report graduates who only received one of the minors on the list (except for Global Poverty), so this count is an underestimate. Due to data limitations, the list does not include a full count of master's or doctoral graduates.

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