Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.36
Liaison Marianella Franklin
Submission Date Jan. 10, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.58 / 8.00 Marianella Franklin
Director of Sustainability
The Office For Sustainability
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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?:

Which of the following best describes the sustainability learning outcomes?:

A list of the institution level sustainability learning outcomes:
Total number of graduates from degree programs:

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

A brief description of how the figure above was determined:

1) Counted the students from the sustainability focus degrees and certificates,
2) Counted the number of students in programs that required a sustainability focused (SF) course.

The supportive document below represents the sustainability focused courses per degree program and the amount of students who have graduated in said degree programs. Please note that we are one of the AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum, and began training faculty on the incorporation of sustainability in teaching, research, and service prior to the 2016 designation from AASHE. Thus we have trained over 400 since the inception of our faculty professional development in sustainability program.

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

Economics - BBA
FINA - Finance - BBA
Computer Information Systems - BBA
Management Info. Systems - BBA
ENTR - Entrepreneurship & Innovation - BBA
International Business - BBA
Management - Business Administration - MBA
Management - BBA
Materials Management and Logistics - BS
Marketing - BBA
Accounting – BBA
Interdisciplinary Studies – BIS
CIVE - Civil Engineering- BS
ENGT- Engineering Technology - BS
Mechanical Engineering – BSME
Family Nursing Practitioner - MSN
Nursing - BSN
Social Work - BSW
Social Work – MSSW
Criminal Justice - BSCJ
Criminal Justice - MS
History - BA
Social Studies Composite - BA
Philosophy - BA
Interdisciplinary Studies - anthropology - MAIS
Anthropology - BA
Sociology - BA
Disaster Studies M.A.
Sociology – MS
Biology - BS
Marine Biology
Agricultural, Environmental, and Sustainability Sciences - MS
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (SAFS) - B.S.
Ocean, Coastal, and Earth Sciences - MS
Environmental Sciences - BS
Interdisciplinary studies – BIS

Business Administration
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies

Soil Science
International Sustainability Management
Disaster Management and Sustainability
Sustainable Community Health Promotion in Social Work
Gender and Women’s Studies

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

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

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

The document attached with the inventory includes the total of graduates. The information was taken from: https://www.utrgv.edu/sair/fact-book/index.htm

The Sustainability Learning Outcomes are proudly shared on the academics and research page for Sustainability at UTRGV.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.