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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 Ryan Buchholdt
Submission Date Aug. 12, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Alaska Anchorage
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Paula Williams
Sustainability Director
Office of Sustainability
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Number of students who graduated from a program that has adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
62

Total number of graduates from degree programs:
2,277

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:

Environment & Society- The specific educational outcomes that support the program objectives in the BA in Environment and Society are to produce graduates who are able to:
Explain the fundamental role of natural/living systems in supporting life and social well-being, the relationships between people and the natural world, and the key human threats to the environment. (Environmental Knowledge)
Demonstrate the ability to employ the following liberal education skills in a disciplinary and professional setting: critical thinking, problem solving and decision making; ethics and civic engagement; science and technical writing skills. (Liberal Knowledge)
Apply the following skill sets to address environmental problems and develop solutions in professional, academic and civic settings: civic engagement, teamwork, habitat assessment, survey design, wetlands delineation, mapping skills (geographic information systems and GPS), knowledge of the National Environmental Policy Act. (Technical Knowledge)
- See more at: http://catalog.uaa.alaska.edu/undergraduateprograms/cas/environmentandsociety/ba-environmentsociety/#learningoutcomestext

Environment and Society BS- The specific educational outcomes that support the program objectives in the BS in Environment and Society are to produce graduates who are able to:
Explain the fundamental role of natural/living systems in supporting life and social well-being, the relationships between people and the natural world, and the key human threats to the environment. (Environmental Knowledge)
Demonstrate the ability to employ the following liberal education skills in a disciplinary and professional setting: critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making; ethics and civic engagement; science and technical writing skills. (Liberal Knowledge)
Apply the following skill sets to address environmental problems and develop solutions in professional, academic, and civic settings: civic engagement, teamwork, habitat assessment, survey design, wetlands delineation, mapping skills (Geographic Information Systems and GPS), knowledge of the National Environmental Policy Act. (Technical Knowledge)
- See more at: http://catalog.uaa.alaska.edu/undergraduateprograms/cas/environmentandsociety/bs-environmentsociety/#learningoutcomestext

Minor in Environmental Studies- The specific educational outcomes that support the program objectives are to produce graduates who are able to:
Explain the fundamental role of natural/living systems in supporting life and social well-being, the relationships between people and the natural world, and the key human threats to the environment.
Apply skill sets such as Geographic Information Systems, knowledge of the National Environmental Policy Act and survey design to address environmental problems and develop solutions in professional, academic and civic settings
- See more at: http://catalog.uaa.alaska.edu/undergraduateprograms/cas/environmentandsociety/minor-environmentalstudies/#learningoutcomestext


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

From Environmental Studies and Environment and Society:

Explain the important feedbacks and drivers between the natural world and human systems from both an historical and contemporary perspective.

Appraise and give examples of the diversity of human institutions and behavior as they relate to surrounding environments, both natural and built.

Demonstrate the significance of natural laws (e.g. 1st & 2nd laws of thermodynamics) and theoretical models (e.g. models of affluence and impact) for understanding resource use and environmental impacts.

The specific educational outcomes that support the program objectives are to produce graduates who are able to:

Explain the fundamental role of natural/living systems in supporting life and social well-being, the relationships between people and the natural world, and the key human threats to the environment.

Apply skill sets such as Geographic Information Systems, knowledge of the National Environmental Policy Act and survey design to address environmental problems and develop solutions in professional, academic and civic settings

- See more at: http://catalog.uaa.alaska.edu/undergraduateprograms/cas/environmentandsociety/minor-environmentalstudies/#learningoutcomestext
Assess and evaluate individual and societal pathways to sustainability and the limits of human understanding of the environment in formulating these pathways.

From Renewable Energy: Demonstrate the concepts of economic dispatch and benefits to communities.

Demonstrate the process of planning and developing renewable energy projects, identify challenges associated with renewable energy project implementation.


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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.