Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.64
Liaison Sustainability Office
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2019
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University of North Carolina, Greensboro
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.61 / 8.00 Shanna Eller
Sustainability Coordinator for Operations
Sustainability Office
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Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):

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

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

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

Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the institution level (e.g. covering all students)?:

Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the division level (e.g. covering particular schools or colleges within the institution)?:

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

In addition to the program-level learning outcomes of the departments, the Bryan School of Business and Economics adopted "sustainability" as one of the core elements of its mission, with an attendant requirement that all students in all its departments take a course that significantly emphasizes sustainability.

While each program within the Bryan school has separate learning goals, the business programs share the following common learning goals, which includes the following sustainability learning goal:

Students will evaluate business decisions in the context of sustainability goals, balancing environmental, social, and economic needs, conditions, and potential decision impacts.

See details on all Bryan School learning outcomes at:

Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the program level (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, degrees, diplomas, certificates, and other academic designations)?:

A list or brief description of the program level sustainability learning outcomes (or a list of sustainability-focused programs):

Geography (BA)
Department programs present an integrative perspective on the relationships among social, political, economic, and physical phenomena occurring across the Earth. Non-geography majors are presented the geographic knowledge needed to understand the nature of the human and environmental patterns found in the world around them. Through scholarship, teaching, and service, the Department of Geography seeks to bring about sustainable human interaction with the natural environment at community, national, and global scales.

Liberal Studies (BA) Environmental Studies
Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary major that integrates study of the environment from the perspectives of the natural sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities.

Sustainable Tourism & Hospitality (BA)
The Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality program is committed to preparing our students to take on leadership positions in the global tourism and hospitality sector. We strive to impart 21st century skills to students so they can become global citizens, solve complex problems by using sustainable development tools and a triple-bottom line approach, think innovatively and entrepreneurially, and communicate effectively. Our students engage in sustainability-focused tourism and hospitality courses, work experience, and community projects and increase their global awareness through language study, and international experiences.

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)?:

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

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

The data on undergraduate degrees awarded are from the 2016-17 UNCG Factbook (latest complete data set):
(Graduate degrees are not included.)

Learning outcomes for various programs can be found here:

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