Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.15
Liaison Jessica Bilecki
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of the Pacific
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.05 / 8.00 Jessica Bilecki
Sustainability Director
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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:

Undergraduate core competencies directly reflect the integrated knowledge, skills, and dispositions that students will need for sustained success and responsible leadership in today's rapidly changing world. Competencies are:
critical thinking
information literacy
oral communication
quantitative reasoning
Written communication.

The General Education Program is required for all undergraduates and has a mission of self-understanding, citizenship, and career development. It requires the development of the additional competencies of:
research skills
cross-cultural awareness
ethical reasoning
civic responsibility
aesthetic judgment

Through a series of seminars (PACS) the General Education Program introduces students to the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities and arts and which develop their competencies.

While sustainability is not a specific outcome it is addressed in outcomes such as citizenship, ethical reasoning, civic responsibility and critical thinking.

Pacific Seminar 1 (PACs 1) centers around the question "What is a good society?". The course engages the critical tension between individual rights and social responsibilities as that tension manifests in issues such as identity, equality, and sustainability. Pacific Seminar 3 (PACs 3) centers around the question "What is an ethical life?".

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:

Numbers are from Summer 2018 - Spring 2019 at all campuses and were provided by the Registrar's Office. There were: 12 graduates from Geological and Environmental Sciences bachelor degree programs and 1 graduate from LLM in Water & Environmental Law.

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

General Education Program (under graduates)
LLM in Water and Environmental Law
Legal Concentration in Water & Environmental Law
BS Geological and Environmental Sciences
BA in Geological and Environmental Sciences
BA Environmental Studies
Minor in Sustainability
Minor in Environmental Studies
Minor in Geology

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:

Undergraduate Core Competencies:

Data on graduate numbers provided by the Registrar's Office.

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