Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.46
Liaison Brandon Raco
Submission Date Sept. 2, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Guelph
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 8.00
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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?:
Yes

Which of the following best describes the sustainability learning outcomes?:
Sustainability-supportive

A list of the institution level sustainability learning outcomes:

Global Understanding
Global Understanding ∙ Sense of Historical Development ∙ Civic Knowledge and Engagement ∙ Intercultural Competence
Global understanding encompasses the knowledge of cultural similarities and differences, the context (historical, geographical, political and environmental) from which these arise, and how they are manifest in modern society. Global understanding is exercised as civic engagement, intercultural competence and the ability to understand an academic discipline outside of the domestic context.

This Senate-approved learning outcomes applies to all students, both undergraduate and graduate. The learning outcome serve as the basis from which to guide the development of degree programs, specializations and courses; as a framework to ensure outcomes are clear to students and to support their achievement; and to inform the process of assessment of outcomes through institutional quality reviews of programs and departments.

The Global Understanding Learning outcome can be found on our Outcomes Webpage: https://www.uoguelph.ca/vpacademic/avpa/outcomes/


Total number of graduates from degree programs:
5,424

Number of graduates from degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:
2,034

A brief description of how the figure above was determined:

The numbers represent graduates from 2019, which covers one academic year. The total number of graduates from degree programs includes undergraduate (Bachelor Degree), graduate (Master Degree), Graduate level Diploma, and Doctor of Philosophy (Doctoral). Number of graduates from degree programs/majors that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability was completed by reviewing program learning outcomes, descriptions and requirements to determine whether they were (1) focused on sustainability, (2) had sustainability-focused learning outcomes, and (3) required the successful completion of sustainability-focused courses.


A list of degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:

Applied Human Nutrition, Bachelor of Applied Science
Environmental Governance, Bachelor of Arts
Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, Bachelor of Arts
Geography, Bachelor of Arts
International Development Studies, Bachelor of Arts
WMST, Bachelor of Arts
Geography, Bachelor of Arts (General)
International Development Studies, Bachelor of Arts (General)
Environmental Management, Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management
Equine Management, Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management
Accounting, Bachelor of Commerce
Food and Agricultural Business, Bachelor of Commerce
Hospitality and Tourism Management, Bachelor of Commerce
Management, Bachelor of Commerce
Management Economics and Finance, Bachelor of Commerce
Marketing Management, Bachelor of Commerce
Public Management, Bachelor of Commerce
Real Estate & Housing, Bachelor of Commerce
Hotel and Food Administration , Bachelor of Commerce
Sport and Event Management, Bachelor of Commerce
Biological Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering
Environmental Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering
Water Resources Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering
, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
Biodiversity, Bachelor of Science
Biomedical Toxicology, Bachelor of Science
Environmental Biology, Bachelor of Science
Environmental Geoscience and Geomatics, Bachelor of Science
Marine and Freshwater Biology, Bachelor of Science
Plant Science, Bachelor of Science
Wildlife Biology and Conservation, Bachelor of Science
Honours Agriculture, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
Organic Agriculture, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
Crop, Horticulture and Turfgrass Sciences, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
Ecology, Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences
Environment and Resource Management, Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences
Environmental Economics & Policy, Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences
Environmental Sciences, Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences
Biomedical Sciences, MSc
Biomedical Sciences, MBS
Biomedical Sciences, PhD
Biotechnology, MBIOT
Business Administration , MBA
Capacity Development and Extension, MSc
Engineering , MEng
Engineering , MASc
Engineering , PhD
Environmental Sciences, MES
Environmental Sciences, MSc
Environmental Sciences, PhD
Food Safety and Quality Assurance, MSc
Food Safety and Quality Assurance, GDip
Food Science, MSc
Food Science, PhD
Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, MFARE
Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, MSc
Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, PhD
Geography, MA
Geography, MSc
Geography, PhD
Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, MSc
Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, PhD
Integrative Biology, MSc
Integrative Biology, PhD
Landscape Architecture, MLA
Plant Science, MSc
Plant Science, PhD
Psychology , MA
Psychology , PhD
Public Health , MPH
Public Issues Anthropology , MA
Rural Planning and Development , MPlan
Rural Planning and Development , MSc(Planning)
Rural Studies, PhD
Tourism and Hospitality, MSc


Documentation supporting the figure reported above (upload):
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Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:
One

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:
37.50

Website URL where information about the sustainability learning outcomes is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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