Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.92
Liaison Leslie North
Submission Date Aug. 15, 2012
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Western Kentucky University
ER-9: Sustainability Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.11 / 10.00 Vincent Santoro
Graduate Assistant
Office of Sustainability
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The number of graduates covered by the sustainability learning outcomes:
26

Total number of graduates :
2,382

A list of degree programs that have sustainability learning outcomes:

WKU currently has undergraduate degree programs in Environment and Sustainable Development through Geography and Geology and in Women’s Studies that have sustainability objectives. It has minor undergraduate degree programs in Water Resources and Sustainability through Geography and Geology. At the Graduate level, Geography and Geology offer Climate Studies and Environmental Science specializations and the Education department offers and Environmental Education Endorsement that all have sustainability objectives. Also, the MBA program currently has a concentration in Sustainability. With 5 classes that focus on sustainability, it gives future business leaders a strong base in an emerging field.

We are working to have one or more sustainability learning objectives introduced into General Education revisions so that in the future potentially all students will graduate with a degree that includes sustainability learning outcomes.


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:
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