Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.94
Liaison Dennis Cochrane
Submission Date Dec. 19, 2017
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Virginia Tech
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.66 / 8.00 Dennis Cochrane
Sustainability Program Manager
Facilities Services, Office of Energy and Sustainability
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Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):
8,510

Number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
7,085

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
83.25

Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:
One

Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the institution level (e.g. covering all students)?:
No

Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the division level (e.g. covering particular schools or colleges within the institution)?:
No

A list or brief description of the institution level or division level sustainability learning outcomes:
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Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the program level (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, degrees, diplomas, certificates, and other academic designations)?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the program level sustainability learning outcomes (or a list of sustainability-focused programs):

Virginia Tech programs utilize both sustainability courses and learning outcomes to ensure that students leaving these majors are improving their knowledge and awareness to environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable practices as they enter the workforce. Programs that require sustainability courses or have specific learning outcomes are categorized in one of two ways: the program requires and utilizes sustainability courses with their own program prefix (Agricultural & Applied Economics is AAEC, denoted as yellow), or the program requires and utilizes sustainability courses with another program's prefix (Environmental Engineering, ENE, uses CEE courses. Denoted as grey). See "Departments" tab of attached spreadsheet.


Do course level sustainability learning outcomes contribute to the figure reported above (i.e. in the absence of program, division, or institution level learning outcomes)?:
No

A list or brief description of the course level sustainability learning outcomes and the programs for which the courses are required:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

The numbers reported for this credit were determined by completing a comprehensive assessment of courses and departments that offer sustainability courses. The number of graduates covered by sustainability learning outcomes was calculated from the number of graduates in each program that requires a sustainability focused course either inside or outside of their own degree-granting department.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.