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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 41.99
Liaison Eva Rocke
Submission Date June 30, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of Montana
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.45 / 8.00 Eva Rocke
ASUM Sustainability Coordinator
ASUM
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Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):
3,373

Number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
191

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
5.66

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):

Sustainability focused programs:

Certificate in Sustainable Business:
-Students will display knowledge of how to incorporate sustainability considerations into the strategic decisions of business, including enhancing customer value throughout the value chain
-Students will have a “systems perspective” understanding of the inter-relationships between and among the various facets of a company’s eco-system of partners and stakeholders

Minor in Climate Change Studies:
-Students will have an understanding of the global climate system, including significant interactions and feedbacks that range over time and space

Major in Forestry:
-Students will be able to interpret the biological, ecological, and physical processes and properties of forested landscapes and natural resources

Major in Wildlife Biology:
-Students will have an understanding of the biotic and abiotic environment as applied to wildlife conservation, including competencies in physical sciences, biological sciences, ecology, and specialized animal sciences
-Students will have an understanding of the multiple values associated with wildlife conservation

Major in Resource Conservation:
-Students will have an understanding of complex ecological and social concepts and connections, and how they apply to natural resources and conservation

Major in Parks, Tourism, and Recreation Management:
-Students will understand the relationship between society, the environment, and economy in the context of parks, tourism, and recreation management
-Students will be able to explain theories related to recreation behavior, sustainable tourism, leadership, and visitor management
-Students will be able to evaluate social, economic, cultural, and environmental impacts associated with recreation and tourism

Major in Environmental Studies


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)?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the course level sustainability learning outcomes and the programs for which the courses are required:

For the environmental studies program, some of the required courses have stated sustainability learning outcomes:

ENST 225 Community and Environment & ENST 476 Environmental Citizenship - Service Learning:
Students will have an understanding of their ethical responsibility towards present and future generations

ENST 360 Applied Ecology, ENST 494 Agroecology, & ENST 430 Culture and Agriculture:
Students will be able to apply concepts of sustainable development to address sustainability challenges in a global context.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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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.