Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.92
Liaison Gretchen Vanicor
Submission Date June 22, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.31 / 8.00 Monica Rowand
Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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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?:
No

Which of the following best describes the sustainability learning outcomes?:
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A list of the institution level sustainability learning outcomes:
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Total number of graduates from degree programs:
3,418

Number of graduates from degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:
558

A brief description of how the figure above was determined:

Total number of graduates in the class of 2019 from the entire university and from the applicable programs, respectively. Double majors were only counted once.


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

B.S. in Environmental Science - Growing populations, increased urbanization, agriculture, wetland loss, and climate change are placing enormous pressures on our environmental resources. Environmental scientists study these natural geological, chemical, and biological resources, as well as the dynamics of the coupled natural-human relationships that shape these systems.

M.S. in Environmental Resource Science - The interdisciplinary Master of Science in Environmental Resource Science at UL Lafayette focuses on two of our world’s most critical resources: water and soil. Our aim is to educate and prepare you for a career in which you investigate, characterize and manage those water and soil resources responsibly and effectively. In our environmental science graduate program, we emphasize scholarly research and how to apply that research in industry. Our research areas include water quality and resources, hydrogeology, wetland and coastal systems, climate reconstruction, isotope geochemistry, soil resources and remediation, and more.

The School of Architecture & Design awards bachelors degrees in architecture, interior design, and industrial design. It also awards a Masters of Architecture. All department programs include sustainability in their curriculum. In the UL Lafayette School of Architecture and Design, we often garner national and international attention for our students' work, which stands out because of our focus on sustainability and interdisciplinary projects. Our classes spend time on the Louisiana coastline, in New York City, and across the world. We value collaboration, diversity, and critical discourse, because good design requires a broad range of influences.

Within the College of Engineering, Chemical, Civil, Electrical and Computer, Mechanical and Petroleum Engineering must adhere to the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) Program Educational Outcomes (PEO). All College of Engineering graduates have sustainability incorporated into their learning outcomes via PEO five, which is as follows: 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.


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:
16.33

Website URL where information about the sustainability learning outcomes is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Date representing 2019 graduation year includes all program graduates from Fall 18, Spring 19, Summer 19.

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