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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 Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Jack Byrne
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Middlebury College
ER-9: Sustainability Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Nan Jenks-Jay
Dean of Environmental Affairs
Environmental Affairs

Criteria

Institution’s students graduate from programs that include sustainability as a required learning outcome or include multiple sustainability learning outcomes.

For this credit, learning outcomes at the course level count if the course is required to earn the degree.  This credit includes graduate as well as undergraduate programs. For this credit, "programs" include majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations. Programs that include co-curricular aspects may count as long as there is an academic component of the program. 


Applicability

This credit applies to all institutions that have degree-granting programs.


Scoring

Institutions earn the maximum of 10 points available for this credit when all students graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome.  Incremental points are available based on the percentage of students who graduate from such programs.  For example, if half of all students graduated from programs that have specified sustainability learning outcomes, an institution would earn 5 points (half of the points available for this credit).


Measurement

Timeframe

Report the most recent data available.  Institutions may choose to report data from one, two, or three academic years, as long as both the total number of graduates and the number of graduates from programs that have specified sustainability learning outcomes are measured during the same time period. 

Sampling and Data Standards

Not applicable

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.