Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.00
Liaison Mindy Granley
Submission Date Nov. 4, 2019
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University of Minnesota, Duluth
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.25 / 8.00 Mindy Granley
Sustainability Director
UMD Office of Sustainability
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Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):
2343

Number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
2124

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
90.65

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)?:
Yes

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:

All undergraduates are required to fulfill Liberal Education course requirements that include Sustainability, including at least one 3 credit course.

The Sustainability Learning Outcomes (SLO) are as follows:

SLO 1: Students will demonstrate knowledge of fundamental sustainability principles embedded within systems/contexts.

SLO 2: Students analyze practices or policies that impact human society and the natural environment using sustainability principles.


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):
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:

All Liberal Education courses approved for the Sustainability requirement include the Sustainability Learning Outcomes (SLO), as follows:

SLO 1: Students will demonstrate knowledge of fundamental sustainability principles embedded within systems/contexts.

SLO 2: Students analyze practices or policies that impact human society and the natural environment using sustainability principles.


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

Most recent year was used 2017-2018:
Undergraduate degrees: 2,096 (LIB ED SUSTAIN REQUIRED)
Graduate degrees: 219 (NO LIB ED SUSTAIN REQUIRED)
PreBach/PostBach: 28 (LIB ED SUSTAIN REQUIRED)
Total degrees/certif: 2,343
https://oir.umn.edu/student/degrees

Starting in 2012, a Liberal Education Requirement for Sustainability has been required of all undergraduate students. The Sustainability Student Learning Outcome is mapped to the Campus Learner Outcome #8: "Contribute to local, national and global communities in which they live."

All Liberal Education outcomes are mapped to campus learning outcomes in the spreadsheet here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1I9-f-gDC6w8hGY-zSftoAx-SIDvsuEDV3eMH1CLjF_s/edit#gid=0

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