Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.27
Liaison Suchi Daniels
Submission Date Feb. 22, 2017
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University of South Florida (Tampa)
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.06 / 8.00 Karla L. Davis-Salazar
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Curriculum
Undergraduate School
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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:

Institutional Learning Outcomes include many of the items listed in the Earth Charter

Student Affairs' learning outcomes describe the specific student behaviors that show the acquisition of desired knowledge, skills, abilities, capacities, attitudes or dispositions that we strive for in our work.

1. Critical Thinking
Integrate complex information gathered from various sources and points of view as a guide for personal beliefs and actions.

2. Effective Communication
Exchange and/or comprehend information and/or ideas through verbal and nonverbal expression.

3. Leadership Development
Involves the ability to engage and positively empower self and others to inspire a shared vision, act with integrity, and work for effective action.

4. Personal Responsibility
Acknowledge one's feelings, actions, and perceptions in relation to others and the environment and understand how they are influenced by choices from the past, decisions in the present, and the potential impact they have on the future.

5. Multicultural Maturity and Competency
Understand one's own identity and culture, seek involvement with people and experiences different from oneself, and value the positive impact diversity has on a global society.

6. Social Responsibility
Understand the obligation for involvement and positive contributions to individuals, communities, and others

7. Well-Being
Integrate physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual health and harmony


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):

Each concentration in the College of Global Sustainability includes their own learning outcomes:
On successful completion of the Sustainable Tourism Concentration program, participants should be able to:

1. Explain the concepts of sustainability related to coastal and marine habitats
2. Understand the key impacts on coastal and marine habitat from influences such as ocean acidification, climate change and ocean pollution
3,. Understand the impacts ecotourism and sustainable tourism accommodations and resorts have on coastal and marine environments
4. Utilize the tools of sustainable tourism that apply to coastal and marine habitat protection for both accommodations and tour operations
5. Understand the relationships between tourism, society, culture, and sustainability
6. Attain knowledge, skills and experience to design a sustainable tourism strategy and development plan to protect coastal and marine habitat
7. Acquire knowledge and skills for culture based leadership development to more effectively manage coastal and marine habitat
8. Gain an understanding of the interrelationships between people, the environment, and profits in the development of successful, sustainable tourism 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)?:

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

CGN 6933 Green Infrastructure for Sustainable Communities:
The learning objectives for this course are to have students:
1. Understand characteristics of green design and sustainability
2. Understand characteristics of infrastructure, especially their constraints and interdependencies
3. Understand approaches to climate adaptation and urban resiliency, in a global context
4. Understand characteristics of water resources, energy systems and infrastructures significant in an urban
5. Gain experience in educational outreach with general pubic and K-12 students
6. Understand the USGBC LEEDTM certification process, especially version 3.0
7. Evaluate design issues of infrastructure in the context of engineering, financial and regulatory constraints
8. Prepare written reports and presentations, individually and as a group
9. Continue development of good oral communication skills
10. Continue the development of ability to work as a team member, especially in an interdisciplinary setting
11. Further understanding of engineering ethics and responsibilities in protection of public health and well being
12. Further recognition of the need for continuing professional development.

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

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