Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.91
Liaison Liesel Schwarz
Submission Date Nov. 25, 2014
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Villanova University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.53 / 8.00 Natalie Walker
Student
Engineering
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Number of students who graduated from a program that has adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
693

Total number of graduates from degree programs:
3,620

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:

BA, Environmental Studies, Dept of Geography and Environment
BS, Environmental Science, Dept of Geography and Environment
BS, Center for Real Estate co-Major
BS, Geography, Dept of Arts and Sciences
BSN, College of Nursing
Minor, Sustainability Studies(across undergraduate Colleges)
Minor, Environmental Studies
MSN, College of Nursing
MS, Sustainable Engineering, Dept of Engineering
MS, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, Dept of Engineering
Certificate, Sustainable Engineering, Dept of Engineering
Certificate, Urban Water Resources Design, Dept of Engineering
MBA, specialization in Real Estate Development


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

1) BA, Environmental Studies, Dept of Geography and Environment
Learning Outcome: Demonstrate effective oral and written communication necessary to construct, evaluate, and present sustainable solutions to environmental problems.

2) BS, Environmental Science, Dept of Geography and Environment
Learning Outcome: Demonstrate effective oral and written communication necessary to construct, evaluate, and present sustainable solutions to environmental problems.

3) BS, Center for Real Estate, Co-Major
Learning Outcome: Demonstrate knowledge of sustainability topics related to Real Estate Development. Students are required to demonstrate knowledge, perform research, and present capstone projects related to sustainable neighborhood development, land use planning, workplace management, automotive trends, and other sustainability related topics.

4) MS, Geography, Dept Arts and Sciences
Learning Outcome: Students and graduates appreciate that culture plays a large role in how different societies manage a sustainable environment.

5) BSN, College of Nursing
Learning Outcome: The American Nurses Association has a scope & standards of practice that influences our curriculum.  Standard 16 of the Scope & Standards is the environmental health standard, it includes environmentally sustainable practices in nursing practice

6) Minor, Sustainability Studies, across undergraduate Colleges
Learning Outcome: Describe the technical and social aspects of a commitment to sustainability; describe the ethical and philosophical underpinnings of a commitment to sustainability; evaluate environmental processes and their nexus with human activity to examine sustainable (or un-sustainable) practices; examine and describe the human dimension of global environmental change; describe the links between the global economic environment, resource availability, and distribution, and their effcets on sustainable practices; and define the linkages between non-sustainable practices, resource shortages, and regional conflict.

7) Minor, Environmental Studies
Learning Outcome: Demonstrate effective oral and written communication necessary to construct, evaluate, and present sustainable solutions to environmental problems.

8) MSN, College of Nursing
Learning Outcomes: The American Nurses Association has a scope & standards of practice that influences our curriculum.  Standard 16 of the Scope & Standards is the environmental health standard, it includes environmentally sustainable practices in nursing practice

9) MS, Sustainable Engineering, Dept of Engineering
Learning Outcome: One of just a few programs in the country and one of only two currently available entirely online, Villanova’s MSSE program employs an in depth whole-systems approach to problem-solving through a life-cycle lens. The program’s practical approach is based on current and future real-life situations, and students work in small teams to evaluate and solve problems that companies are facing worldwide.

10) MS, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, Dept of Engineering
Learning Outcomes: An in depth understanding of the theories and concepts within the water resources and environmental engineering fields.

11) Certificate, Sustainable Engineering, Dept of Engineering
Learning Outcome: Students in this certificate program demonstrate knowledge of a whole systems thinking approach to problem-solving through a life-cycle lens.

12) Certificate, Urban Water Resources Design, Dept of Engineering
Learning Outcome: An understanding of the theories and concepts within the water resources and environmental engineering fields.

13) MBA, specialization in Real Estate Development
Learning Outcome: Students are expected to demonstrate knowledge about sustainability related Real Estate topics. Students are exposed to experts in sustainability fields and perform case study research.


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Sustainability Learning Outcome graduate numbers are based on a two year period from academic years between 2011-2013.

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