Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.90
Liaison Hannes Gerhardt
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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University of West Georgia
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.04 / 8.00 Hannes Gerhardt
Sustainability Director
Department of Geosciences
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Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):
2,527

Number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
14

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
0.55

Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:
Two

Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the institution level (e.g. covering all students)?:
No

Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the division level (e.g. covering particular schools or colleges within the institution)?:
No

A list or brief description of the institution level or division level sustainability learning outcomes:
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Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the program level (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, degrees, diplomas, certificates, and other academic designations)?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the program level sustainability learning outcomes (or a list of sustainability-focused programs):

PROGRAM: Southwire Sustainable Business Program: Businesses face a fluid and changing landscape, one shaped by a variety of factors from shifting market conditions to evolving tastes and technologies to developing customer needs. That’s nothing new. But, today’s companies must ensure they meet these challenges in a sustainable manner that is focused not just on profit, but also on social, environmental and ethical responsibility.

PROGRAM: BS in Geography, Environmental Sustainability Concentration - Environmental Sustainability focuses on interactions between biophysical systems, social systems, and human practices and the well-being and long-term survivability of each.

LEARNING OBJECTIVE: BS in Geography - Demonstrate a general knowledge of relationships between social and environmental phenomena and processes

Further explanation: In the BS in Geography the social-environmental interactions are considered from a problem/solution perspective, thus inherently addressing the issue of sustainability.


Do course level sustainability learning outcomes contribute to the figure reported above (i.e. in the absence of program, division, or institution level learning outcomes)?:
No

A list or brief description of the course level sustainability learning outcomes and the programs for which the courses are required:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The numbers provided are averages based on FY 2015-2016 and FY 2016-17.

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