Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.81
Liaison Michael Mendoza
Submission Date Jan. 4, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Houston
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.65 / 8.00 Michael Mendoza
Sustainability Manager
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):
9,448

Number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
763

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
8.08

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)?:
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:

The Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design
“Students will negotiate the complexities of contemporary practice in a world that is grappling with diminishing economic and natural resources; the realities of post disaster reconstruction; and at the same time, continued, rapid urbanization.”


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 Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
The Department offers a B.S. in Environmental Sciences, and a B.A. in Earth Sciences. This degree program and certifications therin are credited as a "Sustainability Degree Program" as stipulated by the Technical Manual criteria. Thus, all graduates are counted as having Sustainability Learning Outcomes.

University of Houston Law Center LL.M. Program - Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Law LL.M
The UH Law Center’s LL.M. program in Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Law trains lawyers to handle the complex legal and policy issues that surround three areas: energy production, transportation, and use; pollution prevention and biodiversity protection; and natural resources exploitation and conservation.


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:

Please refer to the uploaded file below for more details on the sustainability learning outcomes offered at the course level. This list also includes the number of degrees awarded for programs that require sustainability focused courses.

To identify these programs, all required courses in each program were examined. A program was then classified as having a sustainability learning outcome if it required the completion of at least sustainability focused course. These courses have syllabi that explicitly state learning objectives pertaining to environmental, social, and/or economic sustainability.

Note: This list does not include programs that require courses that include sustainability; the course must be sustainability focused. Moreover, the list does not include sustainability focused courses offered as restricted electives.


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

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