Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.83
Liaison Leslie North
Submission Date Jan. 9, 2015
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Western Kentucky University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.17 / 8.00 Elizabeth McGrew
Graduate Research Assistant
Social Responsibility & Sustainable Communities
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Number of students who graduated from a program that has adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
76

Total number of graduates from degree programs:
3,610

A copy of the list or inventory of degree, diploma or certificate programs that have sustainability learning outcomes:
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A list of degree, diploma or certificate programs that have sustainability learning outcomes:

Graduate Certificate: Global Pathways to Sustainability
Master of Arts in Social Responsibility & Sustainable Communities
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Diversity & Community Studies
Graduate Certificate in Gender & Women Studies
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health & Safety
Master of Science in Geoscience (concentrations in Cultural Science, Environmental Science, or Climate Science).
Master of Science in Water Resource Management
Minor in Sustainability
Minor in Earth Sciences
Minor in Environmental Science
Minor in Environmental Studies
Major in Geography & Environmental Studies.
Major in Sociology with concentration on Inequality and Social Change
Major in Sociology with concentration on Community, Environment, & Development


A list or sample of the sustainability learning outcomes associated with degree, diploma or certificate programs (if not included in an inventory above):
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The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability learning outcomes is available:

In 2012, WKU's Strategic Plan "Challenging the Spirit" implemented the Colonnade Program, a core set of required coursed that all WKU students must successfully complete. These Colonnade Courses are listed in the link above. Therefore, beginning in 2016, all credentials earned will have as their foundation, sustainability learning outcomes.

Currently, outside of the colonnade program (which cannot be counted for this report until 2016) individual courses have learning objectives or outcomes; however, degree programs do not. Therefore, for this credit, we counted only graduates from sustainability focused degree programs.

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