Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.01
Liaison Paul Mathisen
Submission Date May 23, 2017
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Worcester Polytechnic Institute
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.07 / 8.00 John Orr
Professor
Liberal Arts & Computer Engineering
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Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):
1,647

Number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
632

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
38.37

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

Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the institution level (e.g. covering all students)?:
No

Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the division level (e.g. covering particular schools or colleges within the institution)?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the institution level or division level sustainability learning outcomes:

The number counts only those graduates from WPI’s undergraduate engineering programs since the engineering division includes sustainability in its outcomes. The specific outcome that contains the word "sustainability" is, "an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety,
manufacturability, and sustainability." The link to the catalog where this appears for each engineering program is http://web.wpi.edu/academics/catalogs/ugrad/flip/html5forpc.html?page=0 . For example, this outcome appears on page 44 for Architectural Engineering, and elsewhere for the other engineering programs. (Note that we believe that our institution-level learning outcomes also represent the principles of sustainability but this has been rejected by the STARS review so it is not included here.)


Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the program level (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, degrees, diplomas, certificates, and other academic designations)?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the program level sustainability learning outcomes (or a list of sustainability-focused programs):

see inventory, below in additional documentation section.


Do course level sustainability learning outcomes contribute to the figure reported above (i.e. in the absence of program, division, or institution level learning outcomes)?:
No

A list or brief description of the course level sustainability learning outcomes and the programs for which the courses are required:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Learning outcomes for for each degree program are listed in the program area of the course catalog

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