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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 34.35
Liaison Rose Armour
Submission Date Sept. 16, 2018
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STARS v2.1

American University of Sharjah
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.67 / 8.00 John Katsos
Head of Sustainability
AUS Sustainability
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Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):
1,089

Number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
772

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
70.89

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:

College of Engineering, Division (Program) Learning Outcome 4
From page 94 of the Undergraduate Student Catalogue, the College of Engineering has five (5) Objectives and Outcomes. Objective 4 is the offering of programs and courses "that are critical to the sustainable development of society and the quality of life in the region". As a result, all of the degrees offered by the College of Engineering have mandatory sustainability courses in their curricula.

In the reporting year, 387 students graduated from the College of Engineering of the 1,089 total undergraduate students who graduated that year.

School of Business Administration, Division (Program) Learning Outcomes 2 and 5
From page 120 of the Undergraduate Student Catalogue, the School of Business Administration has five (5) Objectives and Outcomes. Objective 2 is to develop students who become "individuals who can lead organizations toward economic success with an awareness of social and environmental responsibility in the global marketplace of the 21st century". Objective 5 is to develop in students "an awareness of societal and environmental needs and concerns as they relate to ethical, professional and socially responsible business practices". Both outcomes are met by mandatory coursework in Business Ethics and Social Responsibility, one of four mandatory upper-division course s that all Business administration students must take in their junior or senior years.

In the reporting year, 294 students graduated from the School of Business Administration of the 1,089 total undergraduate students who graduated that year.


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):

All graduates of the Bachelor's Degree of Architecture must meet Program Outcome 9 (page 44 of the Undergraduate Catalogue) that requires them to "analyze and explain the relationship between design and environmental sustainability."

In the reporting year, 41 students graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Architecture of the 1,089 total undergraduate students who graduated that year.

All graduates of the Bachelor's Degree of Interior Design must meet Program Outcome 9 (page 47 of the Undergraduate Catalogue) that requires them to "analyze and explain the relationship between design, environmental sustainability and interior applications of products and systems."

In the reporting year, 30 students graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Interior Design of the 1,089 total undergraduate students who graduated that year.

All graduates of the Bachelor's of Science in Design Management must meet Program Outcomes 12 and 13 (page 50 of the Undergraduate Catalogue) that requires them to "demonstrate an understanding of ethical, social and cultural significance of design" and "demonstrate an understanding of sustainable business models that are professionally and socially equitable".

In the reporting year, 14 students graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Design Management of the 1,089 total undergraduate students who graduated that year.

The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences is AUS' multidisciplinary program focused on environmental sustainability. All graduates must meet Program Outcome 5 (page 65 of the Undergraduate Catalogue) that requires them to "evaluate the ethical, social, civic, cultural and political dimensions as they relate to environmental issues."

In the reporting year, 6 students graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Sciences of the 1,089 total undergraduate students who graduated that year.


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:
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.