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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 Silver
Overall Score 53.62
Liaison Michael Kensler
Submission Date Jan. 11, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Auburn University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.61 / 8.00 Nanette Chadwick
Director, Academic Sustainability Programs
Biological Sciences
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Number of students who graduated from a program that has adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
1,278

Total number of graduates from degree programs:
16,688

A copy of the list or inventory of degree, diploma or certificate programs that have sustainability learning outcomes:
A list of degree, diploma or certificate programs that have sustainability learning outcomes:

Undergraduate major degrees:
Agricultural Econ. & Rural Sociology
Environmental Science
Fisheries and Allied Aquaculture
Environmental Design
Biosystems Engineering
Civil Engineering
Forestry
Natural Resource Management
Wildlife Ecology and Management
Wildlife Sciences Pre-Vet
Marine Biology

Graduate degrees:
Agricultural Econ. & Rural Sociology
Fisheries and Allied Aquaculture
Community Planning
Landscape Architecture
Real Estate Development
Biosystems Engineering
Civil Engineering
Forestry
Natural Resources
Wildlife

Undergraduate Minors:
Natural Resource Econ. & Envt'l Policy
Hunger Studies
Sustainability Studies
Community and Civic Engagement

See the complete excel file list of degree programs, their websites, and numbers of recent graduates, attached here.


A list or sample of the sustainability learning outcomes associated with degree, diploma or certificate programs (if not included in an inventory above):

These learning outcomes are included in the above inventory file, which is posted online at our website given here.


The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability learning outcomes is available:

The number of graduates from the undergraduate majors and graduate degree programs stayed about the same as those reported during our last STARS submission at the start of 2013. However, the number of students earning an undergraduate minor with a sustainability outcome greatly increased, from 58 to 224, almost a 4-fold increase in 3 years. This increase was mostly in students completing the Minor in Sustainability Studies.

The increase in minor students parallels a concomitant increase in the number of sustainability-related courses offered at Auburn campus-wide, during the same period, of ~40% increase. See our Campus-Wide Summary of Courses, on our website at:
http://www.auburn.edu/academic/provost/undergrad_studies/academic_sustainability/inventory2015.html

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.