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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 57.39
Liaison Tina Woolston
Submission Date Nov. 12, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Tufts University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.14 / 8.00 Antje Danielson
Administrative Director, Tufts Institute of the Environment & Water: Systems, Science and Society (WSSS) program
Tufts Institute of the Environment
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Number of students who graduated from a program that has adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
470

Total number of graduates from degree programs:
3,287

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:

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies
Master of Arts in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning
Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (International Environment & Resource Policy field of study)
Water: Systems, Science & Society (WSSS) certificate program
Master of Science in Nutrition (Agriculture, Food and the Environment)
Master of Science in Nutrition (Food Policy and Applied Nutrition)
Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems
Graduate Certificate in Developing Healthy Communities
Master of Engineering in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering
Bachelor of Arts in Community Health
Bachelor of Arts in Peace & Justice Studies
International Relations: Global Health, Nutrition, and the Environmental Concentration
International Relations: International Environmental Economics Concentration
Master of Science in Conservation Medicine


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

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering (BSEVE)

The goals of the BSEVE program are to develop a broad understanding of environmental engineering, its relationship to the physical, chemical, health, and earth sciences, and its interaction with the humanities, arts, and social sciences. The comprehensive view of environmental engineering comprising the program includes treatment; health, safety, and risk assessment; pollution prevention; modeling and simulation of environmental systems; and the design and operation of engineered works. All three environmental media are addressed: air, soil, and the traditional departmental strength in water. The curriculum emphasizes the application of mathematics, basic science, computing, engineering science, and multidisciplinary thinking in environmental engineering, and seeks to foster enterprise and leadership by developing skills in oral and written communication, project management, policy development economics, and planning. The program prepares students to pursue professional engineering careers in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors.

BSEVE Student Outcomes:
Each graduate of the BSEVE program should be able to demonstrate:
• Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
• Ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data.
• Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
• Ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
• Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
• Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
• Ability to communicate effectively.
• Broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global/societal/economic context.
• Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
• Knowledge of contemporary issues.
• Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.


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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.