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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 51.70
Liaison Gail Valentine
Submission Date July 5, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Bryant University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.31 / 8.00 Gaytha Langlois
Chair, Science & Technology Department
Science & Technology Department
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Number of students who graduated from a program that has adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
29

Total number of graduates from degree programs:
744

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

B.S., Environmental Science (about 20 graduates so far, many graduates have moved into advanced graduate programs or work within the environmental management or environmental engineering fields)

M.S., Global Environmental Studies (3 graduates so far, which have resulted in two scientific publications, with 2 additional manuscripts in preparation). 12 other programs have a sustainability component, or include skill sets important for addressing sustainability. The total list of programs is available on the Bryant Environmental Society website.

http://web.bryant.edu/~bes/Programs%20-%20Sustainability.pdf


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

SAMPLE OF LEARNING OUTCOMES FROM SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS FOCUSED ON SUSTAINABILITY

(1) Ability to use systems thinking for environmental decision making
(2) Capability of analyzing cost/benefit factors involved in complex environmental problems
(3) Commitment to seeking sustainable solutions
(4) Develop environmental expertise
(5) Understand conservation issues in national parks and develop scenarios for practical solutions.
(6) Use an interdisciplinary approach in assessing conservation issues at the interface of science, technology and the environment
(7) Develop an understanding of the role of stakeholders in crafting effective environmental policies
(8) Effectively communicate scientific findings that can be understood by all stakeholders
(9) Exhibit scientific literacy in environmental toxicology
(10) Show a familiarity with global energy supply and delivery systems, including legal and regulatory underpinnings
(11) Describe the relationship of geochemical analyses with complex environmental issues
(12) Analyze examples of green technology in the chemistry, transportation, construction, or energy industries
(13) Examine at least three ethical dilemma in the application of green technology
(14) Examine the ethical, socio-economic and political dilemmas associated with proposed solutions to selected environmental problems.


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

Bryant offers a Certificate of Graduate Studies in Sustainability Practices, with two graduates in 2015. Here is the website page that describes this certificate:
http://gradschool.bryant.edu/arts-and-sciences/certificates.htm

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.