Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.72
Liaison Alex Frank
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-Madison
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.06 / 8.00 Alex Frank
Sustainability Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):
14408

Number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
1909

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
13.25

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

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):

Each program at UW-Madison defines its own learning outcomes (LOs).

First, we obtained a list of these 2469 program-level LOs. Then, we developed a set of search terms (e.g., "sustainability," "inequality," and "climate change") derived from the STARS sustainability learning outcome definition and UN Sustainable Development Goals. Using these search terms, we shortened the list to roughly 170 sustainability-related LOs.

Each program-level LO was then reviewed by a faculty-staff team from the Office of Sustainability. Finally, additional sustainability LOs were identified by faculty and staff during review and validation of the STARS report. The final list of programs and their associated LOs is included in the attachment to this credit.


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:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

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