Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 29.22
Liaison Navin Tagore-Erwin
Submission Date March 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Hawaii Maui College
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.03 / 8.00 Meagan Jones
SSM Faculty
Sustainable Science Management
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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:

From the Institutional Learning Outcomes webpage:

Students graduating from UHMC must demonstrate the following abilities at a level of rigor appropriate for their degree:

-Address social, environmental, or economic issues through work that exemplifies effective interaction in real-world situations

- Apply essential skills and knowledge of a technical or academic field to perform tasks, address challenges, and solve problems

- Apply creativity and analytical thinking to convey ideas, address challenges, and seek solutions to problems

- Find, evaluate, and share information effectively and responsibly

- Solve problems utilizing mathematical models, methods, and effective quantitative reasoning

- Write and speak effectively to convey ideas that meet the needs of specific audiences and purposes

- Integrate multiple perspectives and a broad context of understanding to interpret problems, issues, and artifacts


Total number of graduates from degree programs:
2,036

Number of graduates from degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:
7

A brief description of how the figure above was determined:

The following number of graduates from degree programs that required an understanding of the concept of sustainability were determined by the number of graduate students that completed the Sustainable Science Management Degree Program at UHMC. Last semester's graduation number was 7 graduates of the SSM program, information gathered by Program Coordinator Timothy Botkin.


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

The Sustainable Science Management Program (B.A.S)
1. Describe the functions, inter-relationships, and limitations of human-developed and naturally occurring systems.
2. Utilize systems and sustainability science tools to synthesize and illuminate complex problems and design durable responses.
3. Understand contemporary legal, technological, economic, cultural, and ethical infrastructure as it impacts sustainability.
4. Utilize conventional and emerging methods to measure sustainability aspects of behaviors.
5. Integrate transdisciplinary knowledge; across cultural, social and educational realms; to identify and implement sustainable practices.


Documentation supporting the figure reported above (upload):
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:
0.34

Website URL where information about the sustainability learning outcomes is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The total number of graduates from degree programs were gathered from the University of Hawai’i institutional research database:
Data Sources:

Institutional Learning Outcomes:
http://maui.hawaii.edu/about/

Graduation rates:
https://www.hawaii.edu/institutionalresearch/gradRatesSummaryReport.action?reportId=SDSTT01.

While the total number of graduates from degree programs that understood the concept of sustainability was 7. I only recorded the graduates from the SSM program because understanding the "concept" of sustainability takes more than one sustainability related course. Understanding the concept implies that the student is able to understand and know "more than isolated facts and methods." The successful student understands and has the ability to transfer their knowledge into new situations and apply it to new contexts. Sustainability related courses do not provide enough information as does sustainability focused. The PLOS were given from Program Coordinator Timothy Botkin through email and attached as a separate document, revised in 2019.

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