Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.40
Liaison Parker Long
Submission Date Aug. 27, 2021

STARS v2.2

Virginia Commonwealth University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.62 / 8.00 Elias Frantz
Sustainability Assistant
VCU 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?:
No

Which of the following best describes the sustainability learning outcomes?:
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A list of the institution level sustainability learning outcomes:
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Total number of graduates from degree programs:
7,065

Number of graduates from degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:
4,080

A brief description of how the figure above was determined:
Total graduates were determined based on the most recent academic academic year with complete graduation data. Data is based on graduates from programs in Fall 2019, Spring 2020, and Summer 2020. Graduates from multiple programs are counted for each program they graduated from. Programs that required a sustainability-focused course were used to determine the graduates of programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability. This was a total of 1,605 graduates. The total figure also includes the graduates from the College of Humanities and Sciences of 2,475 graduates, which have adopted sustainability-focused learning outcomes for their degree programs.

A list of degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:
Require a sustainability-focused course: Post-baccalaureate certificate in Sustainability Planning Undergraduate certificate in Sustainable Innovation Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies Master of Science in Chemical and Life Science Engineering Master of Environmental Studies Master of Science in Environmental Studies Master of Urban and Regional Planning The College of Humanities and Sciences has adopted sustainability learning outcomes for their entire school and all degree programs within the college. The College of Humanities and Sciences sustainability-focused learning outcomes: - Prepares lifelong learners to participate actively as engaged and responsible citizens - Propels scientific research and scholarship to improve the human condition, cure and treat diseases, and promote healthy environments - Grounds us in our history, critically examines our present human condition and empowers students to create more equitable local and global communities College of Humanities and Sciences degree programs: Bachelor of Science in Anthropology Bachelor of Arts in French Bachelor of Arts in German Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Bachelor of Arts in International Studies Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications Master of Science in Mass Communications Media and Leadership Certificate Doctor of Philosophy in Media, Art, and Text Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies Bachelor of Science in Biology Doctor of Philosophy in Integrate Life Sciences Master of Science in Biology Bachelor of Science in Chemistry Master of Science in Chemistry Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Biology Doctor of Philosophy in Nanoscience Bachelor of Arts in English Master of Arts in English Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science Master of Science in Forensic Science Bachelor of Arts in Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Post-baccalaureate certificate in Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Bachelor of Arts in History Graduate Certificate in Public History Master of Arts in History Bachelor of Science in Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science Master of Science in Health and Movement Sciences Doctor of Philosophy Rehabilitation and Movement Science Post-baccalaureate certificate in Health Behavior Coaching Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences Doctor of Philosophy in Systems Modeling and Analysis Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy Bachelor of Science in Physics Master of Science in Physics and Applied Physics Bachelor of Arts in Political Science Bachelor of Science in Psychology Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology Doctor of Philosophy in Developmental Psychology Doctor of Philosophy in Health Psychology Doctor of Philosophy in Social Psychology Bachelor of Science in Sociology Master of Science in Sociology Post-Baccalaureate Undergraduate Certificate in Statistics Bachelor of Science in Economics (Humanities and Sciences)

Documentation supporting the figure reported above (upload):
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Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:
One

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:
57.75

Website URL where information about the sustainability learning outcomes is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
https://wilder.vcu.edu/programs/ https://lifesciences.vcu.edu/ https://opds.vcu.edu/media/decision-support/factandfigures/facts-cards/FactCardFinalWebsiteVersion.pdf http://bulletin.vcu.edu/azprograms/ http://has.vcu.edu/ https://sahp.vcu.edu/ https://socialwork.vcu.edu/ http://bulletin.vcu.edu/undergraduate/government-public-affairs/ https://chs.vcu.edu/about/mission-vision-and-core-values/

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