Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.54
Liaison Jim Walker
Submission Date March 2, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Texas at Austin
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.09 / 8.00 Jim Walker
Director of Sustainability, Financial, and Administrative Services
University Operations
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Has the institution adopted one or more sustainability learning outcomes that apply to the entire student body or, at minimum, to the institution's predominant student body?:
Yes

Which of the following best describes the sustainability learning outcomes?:
Sustainability-supportive

A list of the institution level sustainability learning outcomes:

"Cultural Diversity Flag Learning Objectives
The following objectives were developed by the faculty committee that oversees the Cultural Diversity Flag.
1. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the complexity of the perspectives of at least one underrepresented cultural group in the United States.
2. Students will develop a historical understanding of at least one underrepresented cultural group in the United States.
3. Students will examine the forces that led to and maintain the underrepresented cultural group’s experience of persistent marginalization, and will identify systemic barriers to equality and inclusiveness.
--Students will examine the impact of privilege and power differentials in the U.S.
--Students will identify appropriate roles and responsibilities as members of society and informed decision-makers to minimize marginalization in the U.S.
4. Students will critically reflect on their respective cultural experiences and how those cultural experiences inform their worldviews, and will recognize different perspectives and worldviews from underrepresented cultural group(s) in the U.S., including those to which students may belong.
--Students will recognize areas of implicit bias in their respective experiences.
--Students will practice methods of communicating mutual understanding and respect across cultural groups.
--Students will apply diverse cultural perspectives in evaluating complex problems."


Total number of graduates from degree programs:
14,247

Number of graduates from degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:
1,947

A brief description of how the figure above was determined:

The entire inventory of university degree-granting programs was surveyed for documented learning outcome language that corresponded to the definitions for requiring an understanding of sustainability by AASHE, and the degrees conferred, if known for 2017-18, for each program that fit the criteria were then counted.


A list of degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:

BA in Architecture
BA in Geography
BA in Mexican American and Latino/a Studies
BA in Sustainability Studies
BA in Urban Studies/Affairs
BA in Women's Studies
BC in Civil Engineering, General
BS in Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
BS in Apparel and Textiles, General
BS in Architectural Engineering
BS in Architectural Studies
BS in Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
BS in Chemical Engineering
BS in Electrical and Electronics Engineerin
BS in Environmental Science, Geographical Sciences
BS in Environmental Science, Geological Sciences
BS in Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
BS in Geosystems Eng. and Hydrogeology Program
BS in Interior Design
BS in Mechanical Engineering
BS in Petroleum Engineering
BS in Public Health, General
Certificate in Environmental Studies
Certificate in Food & Society
Certificate in Human Rights & Social Justice
Certificate in Social Inequality, Health & Policy
Concentration in Cleantech
Concentration in Environmental Design/Architecture
Concentration in Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility
Concentration in IRG, Science, Technology & the Environment
Concentration in Sustainable Design
MS - multiple in Energy and Earth Resouces and Public Affairs
MA in Geography
MA in Women's Studies
MArch in Architecture
MGPS in International Energy, Envrionment and Technology
MLA in Landscape Architecture
MS in Apparel and Textiles, General
MS in Chemical Engineering
MS in Civil Engineering, General
MS in Environmental & Water Resources Eng.
MS in Historic Preservation and Conservation
MS in Interior Design
MS in Petroleum Engineering
MS in Sustainable Design
PhD in Architecture
PhD in Chemical Engineering
PhD in City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
PhD in Civil Engineering, General
PhD in Environmental & Water Resources Eng.
PhD in Geography
PhD in Historic Preservation and Conservation
PhD in History, Historic Preservation and Sustainability-Sustainability
PhD in Mexican American and Latino/a Studies
PhD in Petroleum Engineering"


Documentation supporting the figure reported above (upload):
Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:
One

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:
13.67

Website URL where information about the sustainability learning outcomes is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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