Log In
  • AASHE-STARS

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 51.16
Liaison Juliana Goodlaw-Morris
Submission Date June 30, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

California State University, San Marcos
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.01 / 8.00 Juliana Goodlaw-Morris
Sustainability Manager
Safety, Risk and Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):
2,781

Number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
4

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
0.14

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)?:
No

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

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):

We only have one program that has sustainability program outcomes- Environmental Studies.
Students who graduate with a B.A. in Environmental Studies will:
1. Understand process of ecological systems and how human systems – such as social, cultural, and political systems – interact with the environment on local, regional, and global scales.
2. Develop an understanding of environmental philosophy, art, and literature with the ability to evaluate environmental issues ethically and aesthetically.
3. Develop an understanding of the environmental impact review process including concepts such as cost-benefit analysis, risk assessment, mitigation, and the precautionary principle. Gain basic understanding of landmark environmental policy as well as major international environmental accords.
4. Develop introductory competence in geographic information systems (GIS).
5. Develop an understanding of environmental justice and critically examine the interactions of human/social systems and the environment, using the lens of race/ethnicity, class and gender and along North-South divide.
6. Develop strong writing, critical thinking, communicative, and research skills.
7. Develop an understanding of conflicts over values as well as conflict resolution in environmental issues.
8. Understand environmental policy making processes locally, nationally, and globally, and how policy is established through formal and informal collective decision making processes involving actors and stakeholders inside and outside of the formal sectors of government.


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:
---

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
---

Additional documentation to support the submission:
---

Data for graduates is fro 1 academic year including leading summer (Summer 2015, Fall 2015 and Spring 2016).

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.