Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.92
Liaison Mat Thijssen
Submission Date Oct. 26, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Waterloo
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.13 / 8.00 Mat Thijssen
Sustainability Manager
Sustainability Office
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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?:
No

Which of the following best describes the sustainability learning outcomes?:
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A list of the institution level sustainability learning outcomes:
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Total number of graduates from degree programs:
6,323

Number of graduates from degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:
893

A brief description of how the figure above was determined:

Waterloo counted all degree programs across the current (2021) academic calendar, and reviewed their core course requirements to determine if required courses included a sustainability-focused course from the AC-1 inventory. To count, the course had to be either a direct requirement, or if a program had an elective list (i.e. pick 2 of the following 4 courses), then it had to be mathematically necessary to take a sustainability-focused course from that list. (i.e., if a program required to select 2 from a list of 5 courses, of which 2 were sustainability-focused, this was not counted; if a program required 3 from a list of 5 courses, and 3 were sustainability-focused, this was counted). Minors, certificates, and diplomas were not counted, as they would duplicate the headcount of already included students. Both the numerator (graduates from a program with a required sustainability-focused course), and the denominator (graduates from all programs) were counted for undergraduate students only.


A list of degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:
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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:
14.12

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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