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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 Bronze
Overall Score 34.87
Liaison DeLayne Miller
Submission Date June 30, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Tennessee Technological University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.93 / 8.00 DeLayne Miller
Sustainability Manager
Facilities:Office of Sustainability
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Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):
2,351

Number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
272

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
11.57

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:
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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):

Bachelor of Science | Environmental & Sustainability Studies (ESS)
Concentrations: Environmental Science | Environmental Technology | Society, Culture & Communication
ESS Program Goals:
1.) to prepare students to analyze and propose sustainable solutions for complex, real-world environmental problems;
2.) to understand and integrate ideas from the ecological, social, and physical sciences with technological solutions;
3.) to be life-long learners;
4.) to lead socially responsible lives that sustain the Earth's fragile environment.

Professional Science Master's Degree: Environmental Informatics (PSM-EI)
- focuses on analytical and computer-based methods in the study and management of natural resources and the environment.

The degree provides a business background and concepts that are applicable across fields as diverse as sociology, public policy analysis, business, sustainable systems, and terrestrial/aquatic ecosystem management.

Environmental Sciences Ph.D. Program
Student Learning Outcome 1: EVS Ph.D. students will demonstrate a knowledge of the
interdisciplinary nature of environmental science such that they are aware of a wide range of environmental concerns beyond the boundaries of a specific discipline.


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:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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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.