Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.49
Liaison Sarah Burke
Submission Date Feb. 13, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of Nebraska at Omaha
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.73 / 8.00 Sarah Burke
Sustainability Coordinator
Student Affairs
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Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):
3311

Number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
2371

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
71.61

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)?:
No

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

UNO's General Education curriculum strives to help students develop skills needed to navigate the demands of the 21st century environment successfully and responsibly. While taken separately, none of these learning outcomes would considered a sustainability learning outcome, but taken as a whole...they encompasses sustainability. There are a number of learning outcomes that UNO's General Education curriculum strives to achieve, those that equate to a sustainability learning outcome, included but is not limited to:
- the ability to think clearly about complex problems
- an understanding of the global context in which work is done
- a strong sense of ethics and equality
- demonstrate a broad understanding of the interrelationships among science and technology disciplines
- demonstrate a broad understanding of various natural and/or physical phenomena that surround and influence our lives
- recognized and articulate differences, expectations, and/or challenges experienced by one or more underrepresented groups
-demonstrate specific knowledge of cultural, historical, social, economic, and/or political factors that shape aspects of one or more diverse groups
- recognize the cultural, historical, social, economic, and/or political circumstances that produce different social and cultural systems
- explain the interrelations among global economic, political, environmental, and/or social systems

http://www.unomaha.edu/general-education/overview/student-learning-outcomes.php


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):

An example of one of the learning outcomes at the program level:

Sustainability Minor: Students who complete this minor will be able to
1) understand sustainability, its various sub-disciplines, major themes, and analytical techniques as it relates to virtually any career field;
2) recognize the political, economic, and cultural forces acting upon the global ecosystem;
3) appreciate the significant value of the global ecosystem services provided by a healthy environment; and
4) identify ways to advance equity, improve quality of life, and lower our personal and collective environmental footprint, on campus and in the community.


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:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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