Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.45
Liaison Justin Mog
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Louisville
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.47 / 8.00 Justin Mog
Assistant to the Provost for Sustainability Initiatives
Office of the Provost
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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?:

Which of the following best describes the sustainability learning outcomes?:

A list of the institution level sustainability learning outcomes:

Total number of graduates from degree programs:

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

A brief description of how the figure above was determined:

Graduating class of 2020-2021 academic year (undergraduate and graduate students).

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

J.B. Speed School of Engineering
All of the University of Louisville’s engineering programs must demonstrate that their students attain the following Student Outcomes:
- An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability;
- An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
- An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
- The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
- A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- A knowledge of contemporary issues
All undergraduate and graduate Speed School programs demonstrate that these outcomes are attained through an assessment process documented with the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

As of Summer 2015, all UofL Social Work bachelors & masters students are exposed to curriculum that meets the Council on Social Work Education’s Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, which now include:
Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice
Social workers understand that every person regardless of position in society has fundamental human rights such as freedom, safety, privacy, an adequate standard of living, health care, and education. Social workers understand the global interconnections of oppression and human rights violations, and are knowledgeable about theories of human need and social justice and strategies to promote social and economic justice and human rights. Social workers understand strategies designed to eliminate oppressive structural barriers to ensure that social goods, rights, and responsibilities are distributed equitably and that civil, political, environmental, economic, social, and cultural human rights are protected. Social workers:
- apply their understanding of social, economic, and environmental justice to advocate for human rights at the individual and system levels; and
- engage in practices that advance social, economic, and environmental justice.

Sustainability Major
Students graduating with the B.A. in Sustainability will be able to:
- Understand, conceptualize and analyze sustainability problems and issues in a holistic way;
- Develop a deeper understanding of the basic concepts in sustainability, and the disciplines that can assist with real‐world problem solving;
- Evaluate the role of social institutions and the political, legal, and cultural frameworks for sustainability;
- Acquire methods and techniques to explore and analyze issues that cross disciplinary boundaries;
- Understand ethical perspectives for issues related to sustainability;
- Obtain practical experience through a required sustainability‐related internship
- Develop skills that will facilitate creative, innovative, and workable solutions to sustainability problems

Interdisciplinary Studies: Concentration in Sustainability (MA/MS)
The graduate program in sustainability prepares graduates to achieve the following educational outcomes:
A. Understanding multiple definitions of sustainability as measured through exams and assignments in the required introductory SUST 600 course.
B. Capacity to apply concepts to all parameters of sustainability as measured through performance in core courses, and completion of the master's thesis, capstone project or portfolio.
C. Interdisciplinary capacity to reach consensus as measured through internship, performance in core and elective courses, and completion of master's thesis, capstone project, or portfolio.
D. Ability to evaluate outcomes of policies measured through performance in core and elective courses or inclusion in thesis.
E. Capacity to conduct research as measured through completion of the master's thesis, capstone project or portfolio.

Peace, Justice & Conflict Transformation Certificate
Specific learning objectives for students:
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding broader than that generally provided within a single department or discipline;
- Demonstrate extended, deepened, and refined skills in critical thinking, research,and writing;
- Demonstrate knowledge among different contexts to underscore the interdependence of thought;
- Demonstrate comprehension of the cross-connections among violence and justice on the micro, meso, and macro levels and to understand tools to increase justice and decrease violence;
- Demonstrate critical thinking elements and standards such as relevance, assumptions, and accuracy;
- Demonstrate ability to undertake a culminating peacebuilding experience that focuses on praxis, the application of theories and examples learned in class. Students will volunteer with an off-campus organization whose mission addresses at least one aspect of peace, justice, or conflict transformation (examples among many include conflict, bullying, violence, social justice);
- Demonstrate strong engagement as human beings and global citizens responsible for the world around them, present and future;
- Demonstrate initial understanding of a vast topic that can be a locus for lifelong learning.

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

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

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

Speed School Degrees Conferred 2021:

Kent School of Social Work Degrees Conferred 2021:

Sustainability Major Degrees Conferred 2021:

PJCT Certificates conferred 2021: 0
SOURCE: PJCT Program Director, Dr. Aaron Rollins

2021 Calendar Year Totals

Certificate: 68
Baccalaureate Degree: 2,991
Master’s Degree: 1,484
Doctor’s Degree – Research/Scholarship: 150
Doctor’s Degree – Professional Practice: 443
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate: 247
Post-Master’s Certificate: 3
Total: 5,386

SOURCE: Sharri Barrow, Project & Logistics Coordinator
Office of Institutional Research & Planning

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