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Overall Score 72.89
Liaison Meredith Moore
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2019
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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 8.00 / 8.00 Micah Kenfield
Sustainability Coordinator
Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment
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Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):

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

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

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

Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the institution level (e.g. covering all students)?:

Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the division level (e.g. covering particular schools or colleges within the institution)?:

A list or brief description of the institution level or division level sustainability learning outcomes:

Campus has established five core learning outcomes that all students will achieve by graduation. Two specifically relate to sustainability and combine to address the field as a whole:
4: Social Awareness and Cultural Understanding
Definition: Illinois students will develop a critical and reflective orientation toward such social and cultural differences as race, indigeneity, gender, class, sexuality, language, and disability.

5: Global Consciousness
Definition: Illinois students will discover how complex, interdependent global systems—natural, environmental, social, cultural, economic, and political—affect and are affected by the local identities and ethical choices of individuals and institutions.

Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the program level (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, degrees, diplomas, certificates, and other academic designations)?:

A list or brief description of the program level sustainability learning outcomes (or a list of sustainability-focused programs):

Sustainability in day-to-day life
•Students will learn ways in which natural resources are used to produce what they consume, such as the food they eat, the water they drink, and the energy they use.
•Students will understand ways in which their lifestyle and well-being are interconnected with those of diverse producers and consumers around the world, including impoverished communities.

Sustainability knowledge and skills
•Students will learn core concepts of ecology and develop skills relevant to their chosen field to provide a basis for environmental sustainability.
•Students will learn to think holistically about sustainability using perspectives across multiple disciplines.

Sustainability as Personal Vision
•Students will understand relationships between global environmental and economic trends and their impact on diverse cultures and communities.
•Students will develop an integrated vision for sustainability that embraces their personal lives, professions, local communities, and the world-at-large.

These are all for the Sustainability Minor, and sourced from the 2015 iCAP

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)?:

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

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

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