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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 Gold
Overall Score 65.19
Liaison Justin Mog
Submission Date Feb. 13, 2016
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STARS v2.0

University of Louisville
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.93 / 8.00 Thomas Starr
Associate Dean
J.B. Speed School of Engineering
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Number of students who graduated from a program that has adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
561

Total number of graduates from degree programs:
4,815

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:

UofL's Liberal Studies degree, Peace, Justice & Conflict Transformation Certificate, and all seven degree-granting programs in the J.B. Speed School of Engineering have learning outcomes that encompasses sustainability. Each engineering department has its learning outcomes posted on its website. The degree programs include:
Bioengineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Computer Engineering & Computer Science
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering


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

Peace, Justice & Conflict Transformation Certificate
http://louisville.edu/peace/academic-programs/peace-studies/student-learning-objectives.html
Specific learning objectives for students:
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding broader than that generally provided within a single department or discipline;
- Demonstrate extended, deepened, and refined skills in critical thinking, research,and writing;
- Demonstrate knowledge among different contexts to underscore the interdependence of thought;
- Demonstrate comprehension of the cross-connections among violence and justice on the micro, meso, and macro levels and to understand tools to increase justice and decrease violence;
- Demonstrate critical thinking elements and standards such as relevance, assumptions, and accuracy;
- Demonstrate ability to undertake a culminating peacebuilding experience that focuses on praxis, the application of theories and examples learned in class. Students will volunteer with an off-campus organization whose mission addresses at least one aspect of peace, justice, or conflict transformation (examples among many include conflict, bullying, violence, social justice);
- Demonstrate strong engagement as human beings and global citizens responsible for the world around them, present and future;
- Demonstrate initial understanding of a vast topic that can be a locus for lifelong learning.

Liberal Studies
http://louisville.edu/liberalstudies/approved-majors/student-learning-outcomes
Student Learning Outcomes:
- Learn to address complex issues from the point of view of a number of relevant disciplines.
- Demonstrate a knowledge of the basic content and methods of the 3-5 areas of concentration chosen by the student.
- Demonstrate the ability to write and speak about issues from the perspectives of the disciplines in which the student has chosen concentrations.

Bioengineering
https://louisville.edu/speed/bioengineering/mission-peo.html
- An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
- The broad education necessary to understand the impact of bioengineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

Chemical Engineering
https://louisville.edu/speed/chemical/abet-inc/program-outcomes
- The broad education, and knowledge of contemporary issues, necessary to understand the professional and ethical responsibilities of chemical engineers in a global and societal context.

Civil and Environmental Engineering
https://louisville.edu/speed/civil/
- Instill in students an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities, both in education and in practice.
- Provide a breadth of course work and perspectives that create an understanding of the impact of engineering in society, both local and global

Computer Engineering & Computer Science
http://louisville.edu/speed/computer/about/bs-program-outcomes.html
- The broad education necessary to understand the impact of computer engineering and computer science in a global and societal context.

Electrical and Computer Engineering
https://louisville.edu/speed/electrical/information/about
- An understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.
- Attainment of the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

Industrial Engineering
http://louisville.edu/speed/industrial/accreditation
- An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
- The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

Mechanical Engineering
https://louisville.edu/speed/mechanical/academics/programs-of-study/deg_bsc.htm
- A solid understanding of professional and ethical responsibility in the field of Mechanical Engineering, as well as a record of adherence to those standards during academic coursework and cooperative education internships.
- An understanding of the impact of Mechanical Engineering solutions in a global and societal context.


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

J.B. Speed School of Engineering Degrees Conferred 2013-2014:
BS 270
MEng 137
MS 29
PhD 49
Certificates 28
TOTAL: 513
SOURCE: http://louisville.edu/speed/about/facts-figures

Peace, Justice & Conflict Transformation Certificates conferred 2013-2014: 12

Liberal Studies degrees conferred 2013-2014: 36

Total Number of degrees awarded from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014:
Certificate/diploma 36
Associate degrees 19
Bachelor's degrees 2821
Postbachelor's certificates 136
Master's degrees 1242
Post-Master's certificates 5
Doctoral degrees – research/scholarship 162
Doctoral degrees – professional practice 394
Doctoral degrees – other 0
Total = 4815
SOURCE: http://louisville.edu/oapa/institutional-research-and-planning/folder.2015-08-13.2184249854/facts-and-figures-about-uofl-1/cds/2014%20-%202015%20CDS/view

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.