Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.38
Liaison Jennifer Martel
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of the Fraser Valley
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.87 / 8.00
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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:

Each UFV graduate possesses the following abilities and, therefore, can demonstrate the following interconnected institutional learning outcomes.


1. Demonstrate information competency
Graduates gather, organize, and critically examine written, oral, visual, and numerical information. They efficiently use technology as a tool to gather and evaluate information. Graduates utilize relevant and credible sources, recognizing the need to gather information from a variety of perspectives. Graduates use information ethically, respecting the legal restrictions that exist when using published, confidential, and/or proprietary information.

2. Analyze critically and imaginatively
Graduates engage in the examination of ideas, issues, and problems, drawing on established bodies of knowledge and means of analysis. Graduates organize information logically and consider alternate strategies. They recognize the need for multiple voices and seek opportunities for those voices to be heard. Graduates are creative and generative. They use divergent or lateral thinking to expand on ideas and create new ways of looking at a situation.

3. Use knowledge and skills proficiently
Graduates demonstrate competence in the knowledge and skills specific to their area of study. They productively apply their knowledge and skills to a variety of situations.

4. Initiate inquiries and develop solutions to problems
Graduates demonstrate a curiosity that results in inquiry. They propose questions that encourage deliberation and the formulation of solutions to problems, in theoretical or applied fields. They evaluate the benefits and challenges of different solutions when proposing specific courses of action.

5. Communicate effectively
Graduates communicate respectfully. They listen attentively, seek clarification, and work to understand the points of view of others. Graduates effectively present information using a variety of modes and media. They adapt their method of presentation to suit specific audiences. Graduates accurately convey their intended message using a variety of oral, written, and visual strategies.

6. Pursue self-motivated and self-reflective learning
Graduates are confident and initiate action. They work independently and productively. They set personal and professional goals and establish a plan of action to attain those goals. Graduates continually reflect on their growth and development and utilize reliable and practical strategies to learn from that reflection.

7. Engage in collaborative leadership
Graduates work cooperatively, in that they are aware of and appreciate diversity, work with diverse peoples, and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills. Graduates motivate, include, and support others, demonstrating leadership skills. They seek opportunities to collaborate.

8. Engage in respectful and professional practices
Graduates behave ethically and equitably, in that they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions. Graduates engage in professional dialogue and participate in learning communities.

9. Contribute regionally and globally
Graduates are socially just, in that they are prepared to participate in their regional and global communities. They demonstrate knowledge of their region and the world. Graduates initiate change. Graduates demonstrate that they can use what they have learned at UFV to impact their community positively.

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:

Figures were provided by UFV's Institutional Research department, and data was gathered in three steps:

1. The total number of graduates from degree programs in the last academic year was provided by UFV's Institutional Research
2. Programs that require a focused understanding of the concept of sustainability was determined using the Sustainability Course Inventory found in AC-1.
3. Graduation statistics from the programs that require an focused understanding of the concept of sustainability were provided by UFV's Institutional Research department.

Graduation counts for applicable sustainability-focused programs at UFV are the best figures we have on graduate numbers. In future submissions, we will improve data collection for this credit.

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

List of Departments with sustainability-focused courses
Agriculture (AGRI)
Anthropology (ANTH)
Sociology (SOC)
Biology (BIO)
Business Administration (BUS)
Civic Studies (CIVI)
Economics (ECON)
Engineering (ENGR)
Environmental Studies (ENV)
Global Development Studies (GDS)
Geography (GEOG)
Indigenous Peoples Knowledge (IPK)
Migration and Citizenship (MC)
Management (MGMT)
Philosophy (PHIL)
Political Science (POSC)
Psychology (PSYC)
Media and Communication Studies (MACS)
Social Work (SOWK)

List of Degree Programs from Departments with sustainability-focused courses
Bachelor of Agriculture Science
Horticulture Crop Production and Protection certificate
Integrated Pest Management associate certificate
Bachelor of Agricultural Science, Horticulture major
Bachelor of Business Administration
Diploma in Business Administration
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology
Bachelor of Science in Biology
Bachelor of Business Administration degree
Business Administration diploma
Civic Governance and Innovation Certificate
Bachelor of Arts in Economics
Engineering Physics Diploma in Mechatronics
Bachelor of Arts in Geography
Bachelor of Science in Physical Geography
Bachelor of Environmental Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Studies
Indigenous Studies certificate
Bachelor of Arts in Global Development Studies
Stó:lō Studies certificate
Management Skills Certificate
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
Applied Ethical & Political Philosophy
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Bachelor of Social Work
Community Support Worker Certificate
Diploma in Social Services
Master of Social Work
School and Community Support Worker Certificate
Social Service Worker Diploma

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:

Graduation counts are pulled from Institutional Research Department at UFV and are the best figures we have currently on graduate numbers. In future submissions, we will endeavour to improve the ease with which we can collect data for this credit.

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.