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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 56.19
Liaison Ali Dutton
Submission Date May 13, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Florida International University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.21 / 8.00 Alexandra Dutton
Program Manager
Office of University Sustainability
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Number of students who graduated from a program that has adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
11,104

Total number of graduates from degree programs:
12,318

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:

FIU is home to Global Learning for Global Citizenship. A program distinguished by its commitment to engage every undergraduate FIU student in the development of a global perspective rooted in innovation, respect, and the need for action.
In order to graduate with a Bachelor's degree from FIU, students must take a minimum of two Global Learning (GL-designated) courses. Every undergraduate course and campus activity that is part of Global Learning for Global Citizenship empowers students to achieve the following learning outcomes:
Global Perspective: the ability to view the world from multiple perspectives
Global Awareness: knowledge of the interconnectedness of issues, trends, and systems
Global Engagement: willingness to address local, global, international, and intercultural issues

Ultimately Global Learning for Global Citizenship is a promise to every FIU student: graduates of the University will be empowered with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they need to become informed and engaged citizens of the world.


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

One example of the Global Learning signature courses is Global Supply Chains, a core class that explores the ethical, environmental, and social repercussions of international business. Co-taught by a cultural geographer, engineer, and business faculty member, students in this course participate in a semester-long supply chain simulation.

Further examples of courses include:
Hurricane Engineering
Nursing Leadership in Global Health
Oceanography
Managing Global Cities
Environmental Ethics
Health Without Borders
Women, Culture and Economic Development
Earth Ethics
Social Welfare Policy
World Nutrition
Social Responsibility in the Hospitality Industry
Geography of Global Change
Sustainability Tourism Practices
Coastal Environments

For a full list of Global Learning Courses, including syllabi with specific course learning outcomes, visit: https://goglobal.fiu.edu/resources/syllabi-assessments/

Students in global learning courses enhance and extend their scholarship through integrated co-curricular activities such as language and culture clubs, lecture and discussion series, film festivals, concerts, and art exhibitions. Activities include: Tuesday Times Roundtable, Issue Forums, Service & Residential Learning, and Connecting Countries Video Chats.


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

Degrees Awarded data is from the Office of Planning & Institutional Research
http://opir.fiu.edu/factbook.htm.

Total number of graduates includes students graduating from undergraduate and graduate programs. The number of graduates covered by sustainability learning outcomes through Global Learning is only a requirement for FIU undergraduate students. Most recent data is from the 2013-2014 Academic Year.

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.