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Overall Score 58.75
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Submission Date May 1, 2014
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University of Wisconsin-River Falls
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

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Complete 2.01 / 8.00 Kelly Cain
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Number of students who graduated from a program that has adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:

Total number of graduates from degree programs:

A copy of the list or inventory of degree, diploma or certificate programs that have sustainability learning outcomes:

A list of degree, diploma or certificate programs that have sustainability learning outcomes:

Sustainable Management Major
Sustainability Studies Minor
Sustainable Agriculture Minor
Sustainable Management Science Certificate
Sustainable Enterprise Management Certificate

A list or sample of the sustainability learning outcomes associated with degree, diploma or certificate programs (if not included in an inventory above):

Sustainable Management
This is an online degree program designed for the new economy. Through interdisciplinary inquiry, problem solving, and strong foundations in science and business, you will be equipped to meet the needs of an ever-changing world and business environment. You will develop and build knowledge and skills to help organizations meet triple bottom line requirements, balancing profitability with the needs of the environment and the wider communities in which we live.

Sustainability Studies Minor

Sustainable Agriculture Minor
Students who select this minor will learn about sustainable agriculture in its broadest sense, including issues related to maintaining and/or improving crop and animal productivity, preserving environmental resources for future generations, ensuring farm profitability, and ensuring rural community vitality and viability. They learn how to build markets and opportunities for producers, and they help consumers make "green" choices on purchased products.
Sustainable agriculturalists work as producers of value added crops, such as organic produce, grains and meats. Some provide technical support for crop and animal production systems, develop soil and nutrient management plans, work with producers to control insects, diseases and other pests with integrated pest management techniques, market locally-grown food products, and research ways to make agriculture more efficient, environmentally sound and sustainable for future generations.

Sustainable Management Science Certificate
Sustainable Enterprise Management Certificate
The two certificates were developed as subsets of the BS in Sustainable Management for working adults seeking specific knowledge.

The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability learning outcomes is available:

We obtained this number by taking the 78 courses that are known with sustainability learning outcomes, multiplied by an average number of 18 students
(we have an 18:1 student to faculty ratio) and divided by 4, to reflect graduating students.

However, the Sustainability Faculty Fellows are engaged in a Sustatinability Learning Outcomes Project (SLOP). Outcomes and assessments are estimated to be completed by fall semester 2013.

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