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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 51.71
Liaison Jeffrey Severin
Submission Date July 17, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Kansas
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.24 / 8.00 Kim Criner
Education & Outreach Coordinator
Center for Sustainability
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Number of students who graduated from a program that has adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
3,869

Total number of graduates from degree programs:
5,902

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 and Sciences Programs of all of the following University of Kansas colleges and departments require that students achieve sustainability learning outcomes:

1. Architecture, Design & Planning
2. Arts
3. School of Business
4. School of Education
5. School of Engineering
6. School of Journalism and Mass Communications
7. Health Professions
8. College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
9. School of Music
10. Pharmacy
11. Public Administration and Affairs


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

Under the new KU Core Curriculum, students must achieve six goals and within each goal there are learning outcomes. Two of the goals and their related learning outcomes relate to sustainability.

1. Upon reaching goal four, students will be able to investigate the diversity of human experience within the United States, considering, for example, age, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, and social class, and appreciate the contributions of different social groups.

2. Upon reaching goal four, students will be able to examine a variety of perspectives in the global community, distinguish one’s own cultural patterns, and respond flexibly to multiple worldviews.

3. Upon reaching goal five, students will be able to develop and apply a combination of knowledge and skills to demonstrate an understanding of social responsibility and ethical behavior.

4. Upon reaching goal five, students will be able to act on this understanding of social responsibility and ethical behavior to others in one’s local, national, or global community, and contribute positively via leadership, collaboration, or other direct action.


The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability learning outcomes is available:

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.