Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.78
Liaison Dennis Cochrane
Submission Date Feb. 18, 2021

STARS v2.2

Virginia Tech
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.78 / 8.00 John Randolph
Professor Emeritus
Urban Affairs and Planning
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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:
9,755

Number of graduates from degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:
8,268

A brief description of how the figure above was determined:

The above figure was determined by comparing degree programs to course requirements and their relationship with sustainability as outlined in AC-1. 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.


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

Some degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability include: Crop & Environmental Science, Science and Technology in Society, Fish and Wildlife Conservation, and Forest Resource and Environmental Conservation. For a full list of degree programs, see "Departments" tab of attached spreadsheet.


Documentation supporting the figure reported above (upload):
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:
84.76

Website URL where information about the sustainability learning outcomes 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.