Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.13
Liaison Parker Long
Submission Date July 25, 2012
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Virginia Commonwealth University
ER-9: Sustainability Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.09 / 10.00 Clifford Fox
Assistant Director
Center for Environmental Studies
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The number of graduates covered by the sustainability learning outcomes:
63

Total number of graduates :
6,744

A list of degree programs that have sustainability learning outcomes:

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies
Master of Science in Environmental Studies
Master of Environmental Studies


The website URL where the publicly available sustainability course inventory that includes a list of degree programs that have specified sustainability learning outcomes is available:
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A copy of the sustainability course inventory :
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A list or sample of the sustainability learning outcomes associated with the degree programs:

1. The following sustainability learning objectives were approved in the fall 2011 meeting to guide the sustainability academics effort at VCU. Classes that meet three or more of these objectives will be considered sustainability focused.:
a. The student will identify the linkages between human and natural systems across multiple scales.
b. The student will be able to do at least three of the following:
i. Gather, evaluate and process sustainability information.
ii. Use communication skills as a part of on-going dialogue on sustainability.
iii. Use problem-solving skills related to ethical sustainability questions.
iv. Use problem-solving skills related to environmental sustainability questions.
v. Use problem-solving skills related to economic sustainability questions.
vi. Use problem-solving skills related to social and political sustainability questions.
vii. Use problem-solving skills related to managerial sustainability questions.


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