Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.43
Liaison Cora Kenfield
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Vassar College
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.06 / 8.00 Cora Kenfield
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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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:

All Vassar students are required to gain a comprehensive understanding of engaged global citizenship

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:

The institutional handbook was consulted to get the headcount of total graduates as well as number of graduates by department. Several departments were identified as being explicitly sustainability focused and included first, then the course inventory for AC-1 was cross-checked with required courses in the catalog to identify the total number of eligible programs and the number of enrolled students.

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

American Culture, Anthropology, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, International Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Science/Technology/Society, Sociology, and Urban Studies all are either directly sustainability-focused programs or require students to take a sustainability-focused course.

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:

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