Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.47
Liaison Sally DeLeon
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
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University of Maryland, College Park
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.17 / 8.00 Sally DeLeon
Acting Manager
Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk
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Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):
10,714

Number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
1,563

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
14.59

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 School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation incorporates sustainability learning outcomes into all degrees. The division level learning outcome is students should demonstrate the ability to design projects that provide healthful environments while conserving resources for future generations. In addition, the School's mission is to educate Architects, Planners, Preservationists, Developers and the many allied stakeholders whose work and scholarship focuses on the quality of the built environment and promotes social justice, cultural value, resource conservation and economic opportunity.


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):

A full list of undergraduate programs with clear program level sustainability learning outcomes and sustainability focused graduate programs is attached below as additional documentation. A sustainability focus was used to analyze graduate degrees because learning outcomes for graduate programs as a matter of practice generally do not focus on specific concepts or content, but rather broad mastery of a discipline and demonstration of professional academic skills like publishing and teaching. Undergraduate students who graduated with the Sustainability Studies Minor but did not complete a major with a sustainability learning outcome were also included in number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least on sustainability learning outcome.

Some examples of undergraduate level major learning outcomes are included below.

Agricultural and Resource Economics: Knowledge of policies and institutional arrangements relevant to agricultural, environmental, and resource economics

Aerospace Engineering: Understanding of the impact of engineering solutions in a global, societal, environmental, and economic context

Bioengineering: 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 sustainabililty.

Mechanical Engineering: 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.

Family Science: Students will demonstrate the principles of cultural competence that shape the experiences and disparities of vulnerable families and populations.


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)?:
No

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