Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.15
Liaison Ashley Woolman
Submission Date April 8, 2022

STARS v2.2

Western Colorado University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.47 / 8.00 Ashley Woolman
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Services
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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?:

Which of the following best describes the sustainability learning outcomes?:

A list of the institution level sustainability learning outcomes:

Total number of graduates from degree programs:

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

A brief description of how the figure above was determined:

464 graduates in fiscal year 2020-2021.

81 students graduated within the Clark School of Environment & Sustainability program.
16 students graduated from the Recreation and Outdoor Education program.
24 students graduated from the Ecology, Ecology & Envrnmtl Mgmt, and Wildlife and Conservation majors under the Biology department.
22 students graduated from the MBA program.

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

Environment & Sustainability learning outcomes, Masters in Environmental Management learning outcomes:
o Developing students' capacities for interdisciplinary critical thinking, problem solving, and communication.
o Applying the diverse research methods of the social sciences and natural sciences to understand and analyze local, national, and international environmental issues.
o Fostering an understanding of the literature of the environment and ethical questions in environmental decision making.
o Enhancing career and advanced study opportunities in environmentally related disciplines.

Recreation and Outdoor Education outcomes:
o Students will gain knowledge of the environmental impact caused by human recreation and lifestyles, and apply techniques to mediate impact
o To gain a deeper understanding of one’s personal social, economic, and environmental impacts, as well as those of others, as well as implications for one’s planned career field. (From ROE 351: Inquiry into Sustainability)

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

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:

Website URL where information about the sustainability learning outcomes is available:
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