Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.44
Liaison Bradley Flamm
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

West Chester University of Pennsylvania
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.19 / 8.00 Bradley Flamm
Director of Sustainability
Office of the President
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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:
5,075

Number of graduates from degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:
122

A brief description of how the figure above was determined:

Graduate numbers were obtained from the 20-21 graduates per program. Note, this also includes certificate programs. https://www.wcupa.edu/viceProvost/institutionalResearch/documents/DegreesByAcadPlanPrim20-21.pdf


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

GRADUATE level:
Master of Public Health: Environment
Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning
Certificate in Education for Sustainability

UNDERGRAD level:
B.S. in Biology- Ecology and Conservation Concentration
B.S. in Geoscience- Earth Systems Concentration
B.S. E.d. in Earth and Space Sciences
B.S. in Urban & Environmental Planning
B.S. in Nutrition- Sustainable Food Systems
B.S. in Health- Environmental Health
B.S. in Geography- Environmental
B.S. Geography- GIS

UNDERGRAD Minors & Certificates
Certificate GIS
Certificate in Education for Sustainability
General Education Pathway in Sustainability
Interdisciplinary Minor in Sustainability
Minor Appl Community Environmental Sustainability
Minor in Applied Community and Environmental Sustainability
Minor in Environmental Health
Minor Sustainability & Resilience


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:
2.40

Website URL where information about the sustainability learning outcomes is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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In 2019 a new General Education Sustainability Pathway was implemented and, in future years, will provide us with a more effective way to measure these outcomes. For now (February 2020), while there are some programs that explicitly address sustainability learning outcomes (see above in the list of degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability), they represent a small percentage of all registered WCU students.

For part 2, numbers of graduate students by program were obtained from WCU Institutional Research for 20-21 and minors were obtained from Institutional Research enrollment for 20-21 (https://www.wcupa.edu/viceProvost/institutionalResearch/universityEnrollment.aspx)

Data Provided by: Cheryl Wanko (cwanko@wcupa.edu), English Department
Data Entry: Lois Howell, 17-Dec-21, 27-Jan-22

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