Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.23
Liaison Jim Walker
Submission Date June 14, 2018
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University of Texas at Austin
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.43 / 8.00 Jim Walker
Director of Sustainability, Financial, and Administrative Services
University Operations
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Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):
14,126

Number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
2,523

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
17.86

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)?:
Yes

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

McCombs School of Business

Through the McCombs School of Business accreditation, the following learning outcomes are specified for graduates:

General Skill Areas & General Business Knowledge Areas
-Ethical understanding and reasoning (able to identify ethical issues and address the
issues in a socially responsible manner)
-Economic, political, regulatory, legal, technological, and social contexts of organizations
in a global society
-Social responsibility, including sustainability, diversity and ethical behavior and
approaches to management

School of Social Work
Through the School of Social Work accreditation, the following learning outcomes, termed "competency-based education" are specified for graduates.

From a list of 9 competencies, "Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice" most aligns with a sustainability learning outcome:

Social workers understand that every person regardless of position in society has fundamental human rights such as freedom, safety, privacy, an adequate standard of living, health care, and education. Social workers understand the global interconnections of oppression and human rights violations, and are knowledgeable about theories of human need and social justice and strategies to promote social and economic justice and human rights. Social workers understand strategies designed to eliminate oppressive structural barriers to ensure that social goods, rights, and responsibilities are distributed equitably and that civil, political, environmental, economic, social, and cultural human rights are protected.


Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the program level (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, degrees, diplomas, certificates, and other academic designations)?:
No

A list or brief description of the program level sustainability learning outcomes (or a list of sustainability-focused programs):
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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:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

2018 Submission:
The count of graduates for the McCombs School of Business and School of Social Work came from the Statistical Handbook published through Institutional Reporting, Research, and Information Systems.

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