Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 62.77
Liaison Lindsay Crum
Submission Date June 29, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Yale University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.74 / 8.00 Melissa Goodall
Associate Director
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):
4,415

Number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
1,512

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
34.25

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:

Division-level:
>School of Architecture: All students graduate with an understanding of the relationship between the built and natural environments, and the connections of buildings to society and equity.
>School of Forestry and Environmental Studies: All students graduate with an understanding of tree measurement and mapping.
>School of Public Health: All students graduate with an understanding of the relationship between sustainability, health, and well-being.
>School of Divinity: All students graduate with an understanding of the relationship between community, food, and faith in the context of sustainability.
>School of Nursing: All students graduate with an understanding of the connection to place as a way of empowering the community, as well with an understanding of recycling and sustainable commuting.
>School of Law: All students graduate with knowledge of best practices around waste management, energy conservation, and consumption.
>School of Management: All students graduate with a proficiency in resource efficiency and sustainability and business.


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):

>Environmental Studies major: All students graduate with an understanding of the diverse environmental problems of the world.
>Environmental Engineering major: All students graduate with an understanding of human health, green design and pollution prevention, carbon sequestration and climate changes, and the development of alternative energy.
>Ecology and Evolutionary Biology major: Students graduate with an understanding of population, community, ecosystem, and macroecology; evolutionary genetics, developmental evolution, behavioral evolution, and evolutionary medicine; and phylogenetics, systematics, and biodiversity.
>Geology and Geophysics major: Students graduate with an understanding of the basic principles from the core sciences (physics, chemistry, biology) and how it relates to addressing issues of the Earth’s future.
>Architecture major: All students graduate with a familiarity of sustainable design considerations.
>Energy Studies multi-disciplinary academic program (similar to a minor): Students graduate with an understanding of the challenges in moving the Earth’s energy systems towards greener, more sustainable sources, while eliminating energy poverty and providing affordable access to modern energy for all.
>Global Health Studies multi-disciplinary academic program (similar to a minor): All students graduate with an understanding of pressing global health challenges.


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:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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