Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.23
Liaison Sarah Williams
Submission Date July 24, 2023

STARS v2.2

Whitman College
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.76 / 8.00 Sarah Williams
Sustainability Manager
Office of Sustainability, 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:

The General Studies Program consists of the Whitman First-Year Seminars (The First-Year Experience) and the Distribution Requirements. The First-Year Seminars provide a foundation for learning at Whitman through interdisciplinary fall learning communities exploring complex questions and spring seminars focused on making powerful arguments. Through the Distribution Requirements, students gain insights into disparate areas of knowledge and ways of knowing emphasized in different disciplines, while also coming to understand the ways in which disciplines often overlap or merge with one another.

A more comprehensive list of Learning Outcomes can be found at https://www.whitman.edu/academics/majors-and-minors/general-studies-program/distribution-requirements.

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:

This is the number of students who graduated in 2022 with a major in one of the programs listed below.

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

Art - Environmental Studies
Anthropology - Environmental Studies
Biology - Environmental Studies
Chemistry - Environmental Studies
Economics - Environmental Studies
Environmental Humanities
Environmental Studies
Geology - Environmental Studies
History - Environmental Studies
Physics - Environmental Studies
Politics - Environmental Studies
Race and Ethnic Studies
Sociology - Environmental Studies
Individually planned major in Environmental Studies

Documentation supporting the figure reported above (upload):
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:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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