Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.52
Liaison Ruairi O'Mahony
Submission Date Aug. 10, 2016
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STARS v2.1

University of Massachusetts Lowell
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.79 / 8.00 Carl Shreder
Senior Safety Specialist
Environmental Health and Safety
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Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):
4,017

Number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
2,908

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
72.39

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)?:
No

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

Although sustainability learning outcomes are not present at the institution level the university does work to empower students with relevant knowledge, intellectual skills, and the ability to bring a broad perspective to the complex problems and challenges of the 21st century through our General Education Requirements. Many of these courses are sustainability focused or related and encourage students to take a multidisciplinary educational approach to many of the world's complex sustainability problems.


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):

If students graduated from a program that requires completion of a sustainability related or focused course to earn your degree it is considered a program with sustainability learning outcomes. Our university definition of sustainability focused or related courses was used to verify each of these submissions.


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:

If a course was sustainability related or focused and it was a required course for graduation of the program the program was considered sustainability related.


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

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