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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 59.95
Liaison Tim Albertson
Submission Date Dec. 14, 2017
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STARS v2.1

North Seattle College
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 8.00 / 8.00 Tim Albertson
Sustainability Coordinator
Student Development Services
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Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):
543

Number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
543

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
100

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)?:
Yes

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:

Four essential learning outcomes (ELOs) were adopted on June 13, 2017 by the North Seattle College Curriculum and Academic Standards Committee. The ELO specific to sustainability is:
Responsibility for understanding and integrating intercultural competence, practicing ethical reasoning and conduct, applying sustainability principles, and demonstrating respect for self and others.


Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the program level (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, degrees, diplomas, certificates, and other academic designations)?:
No

A list or brief description of the program level sustainability learning outcomes (or a list of sustainability-focused programs):
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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:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

NSC has a large number of students that transfer to a 4 year univerity and do not acquire a degree. The actual number of graduates are provided here: http://seattlecolleges.edu/district/district/facts.aspx

All graduates must take an integrated studies course and includes a sustainability learning outcome. Since the new ELOs were only recently approved, the integration into a greater breadth of classes is still being developed.

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.