Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 83.80
Liaison Mark Maxwell
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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University of California, Merced
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.53 / 8.00 Catherine Keske
Associate Professor
Management of Complex Systems (MCS)
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Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):
1420

Number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
1337

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
94.15

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)?:
Yes

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:

UC Merced Faculty in Spring of 2015 approved the campus Baccalaureate Hallmarks which serve to identify what graduates will know, understand, and be able to do as a result of the education they receive at UC Merced. One of the overarching hallmarks include "Community Engagement and Citizenship - Local and Global-Section," and defines this Hallmark with five distinct elements, one of which includes and is defined as the following, "students will act ethically, including in the realm of environmental stewardship and sustainability."


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):

Earth Systems Science Major
1. Knowledge of major concepts, theoretical principles, experimental findings, and areas of study related to Earth systems science, and comprehension of the interactions between natural earth systems and human economic, political, and social systems.

Bioengineering Major
1.An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
2.The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

Environmental Engineering Major
1.An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
2.An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.

Materials Science and Engineering Major
1.An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
2.An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.

Mechanical Engineering Major
1.An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
2.An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.


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:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Reporting is Academic Year 2017-2018

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