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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 52.49
Liaison Alexi Lamm
Submission Date Nov. 1, 2016
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STARS v2.1

Utah State University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.60 / 8.00 Alexi Lamm
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities
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Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):
4,678

Number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
348

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
7.44

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):

Individual programs can choose to include learning outcomes related to one or more aspects of sustainability. It is not required. Graduates from programs that have a learning outcome related to sustainability are included.

Landscape Architecture - BLA · Understand the principles of sustainability and be able to synthesize and evaluate their application.
Landscape Architecture - Minor, Agricultural Communication and Journalism - BS · Understand the principles of sustainability and be able to synthesize and evaluate their application.
Landscape Architecture - MLA · Understand the principles of sustainability and be able to synthesize and evaluate their application.
Conservation and Restoration Ecology - BS Ability to analyze the economic, environmental, and social consequences of natural resource management strategies and decisions
Forestry - BS Ability to analyze the economic, environmental, and social consequences of natural resource management strategies and decisions
Rangeland Resources - BS Ability to analyze the economic, environmental, and social consequences of natural resource management strategies and decisions
Wildlife Science - BS Ability to analyze the economic, environmental, and social consequences of natural resource management strategies and decisions
Biological - APE Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
Biological Engineering - BS Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
Civil Engineering - BS Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
Electrical and Computer Engineering Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
Environmental Engineering - BS Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
Computer Science - BS, Social Studies (Composite Teaching) - BA, BS "An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society "
Outdoor Product Design and Development - BS Assess and evaluate the manner in which historic, cultural, economic, and environmental factors impact outdoor products.
Music - BA, BM Demonstrates the cultural, social, psychological, and biological knowledge pertinent to the use of music as a tool in a therapeutic environment
Music Therapy - BS Demonstrates the cultural, social, psychological, and biological knowledge pertinent to the use of music as a tool in a therapeutic environment
History Teaching - Minor describe the influence of political ideologies, economic structures, social organization, cultural perceptions, and natural environments on historical events
History: Teaching Emphasis - BA. BS describe the influence of political ideologies, economic structures, social organization, cultural perceptions, and natural environments on historical events
Biological Science—Composite Teaching - BA, BS Graduates will understand the historical and social context of biological thought and research, and the contributions of biology to the resolution of ethical, social, and environmental issues in human affairs.
Biology: Biology - BA, BS Graduates will understand the historical and social context of biological thought and research, and the contributions of biology to the resolution of ethical, social, and environmental issues in human affairs.
Biology: Cellular/Molecular - BA, BS Graduates will understand the historical and social context of biological thought and research, and the contributions of biology to the resolution of ethical, social, and environmental issues in human affairs.
Biology: Ecology/Biodiversity - BA, BS Graduates will understand the historical and social context of biological thought and research, and the contributions of biology to the resolution of ethical, social, and environmental issues in human affairs.
Biology: Environmental - BA, BS Graduates will understand the historical and social context of biological thought and research, and the contributions of biology to the resolution of ethical, social, and environmental issues in human affairs.
Biology: Human Biology - BS Graduates will understand the historical and social context of biological thought and research, and the contributions of biology to the resolution of ethical, social, and environmental issues in human affairs.
Land Plant Climate Systems: Applied Climatology Option - BA, BS "Identify definitions of sustainability, common misconceptions of sustainability, and key principles of sustainability.
Understand the relationship of values to sustainability; how values influence sustainability goals; and how values affect sustainability monitoring. Be able critically to evaluate sustainability goals and monitoring; Understand the role of energy and other resources in sustainability; how resource use and/or conservation affect sustainability outcomes; and how technological innovation affects sustainability; Learn how sustainability emerges from peoples’ efforts to solve major problems."
Land Plant Climate Systems: Environmental Soil Science Option - BA, BS "Identify definitions of sustainability, common misconceptions of sustainability, and key principles of sustainability.
Understand the relationship of values to sustainability; how values influence sustainability goals; and how values affect sustainability monitoring. Be able critically to evaluate sustainability goals and monitoring; Understand the role of energy and other resources in sustainability; how resource use and/or conservation affect sustainability outcomes; and how technological innovation affects sustainability; Learn how sustainability emerges from peoples’ efforts to solve major problems."
Land Plant Climate Systems: Sustainable Food Production Option - BA, BS "Identify definitions of sustainability, common misconceptions of sustainability, and key principles of sustainability.
Understand the relationship of values to sustainability; how values influence sustainability goals; and how values affect sustainability monitoring. Be able critically to evaluate sustainability goals and monitoring; Understand the role of energy and other resources in sustainability; how resource use and/or conservation affect sustainability outcomes; and how technological innovation affects sustainability; Learn how sustainability emerges from peoples’ efforts to solve major problems."
Plant Science - BS "Identify definitions of sustainability, common misconceptions of sustainability, and key principles of sustainability.
Understand the relationship of values to sustainability; how values influence sustainability goals; and how values affect sustainability monitoring. Be able critically to evaluate sustainability goals and monitoring; Understand the role of energy and other resources in sustainability; how resource use and/or conservation affect sustainability outcomes; and how technological innovation affects sustainability; Learn how sustainability emerges from peoples’ efforts to solve major problems."
Residential Landscape Design and Construction - BS "Identify definitions of sustainability, common misconceptions of sustainability, and key principles of sustainability.
Understand the relationship of values to sustainability; how values influence sustainability goals; and how values affect sustainability monitoring. Be able critically to evaluate sustainability goals and monitoring; Understand the role of energy and other resources in sustainability; how resource use and/or conservation affect sustainability outcomes; and how technological innovation affects sustainability; Learn how sustainability emerges from peoples’ efforts to solve major problems."
Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences: Coordinated Dietetics Emphasis - BS Learn the impact of biological, socioeconomic, cultural, and psychological factors on eating behavior.
Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences: Didactic Dietetics Emphasis - BS Learn the impact of biological, socioeconomic, cultural, and psychological factors on eating behavior.
Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences: Food Science Emphasis - BS Learn the impact of biological, socioeconomic, cultural, and psychological factors on eating behavior.
Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences: Nutrition Science Emphasis - BS Learn the impact of biological, socioeconomic, cultural, and psychological factors on eating behavior.
Agricultural Machinery Technology - AAS Provide viable solutions to situations within existing economic, environmental, social, political, health & safety and sustainability constraints.
Agricultural Systems Technology - BS Provide viable solutions to situations within existing economic, environmental, social, political, health & safety and sustainability constraints.
Agricultural Systems Technology and Agribusiness (Composite) - BS Provide viable solutions to situations within existing economic, environmental, social, political, health & safety and sustainability constraints.
Environmental Studies - Minor Understand and integrate ideas from the ecological, social, and physical sciences
Geography - Minor Understand and integrate ideas from the ecological, social, and physical sciences
Geography Teaching Understand and integrate ideas from the ecological, social, and physical sciences
Geography Teaching - Minor Understand and integrate ideas from the ecological, social, and physical sciences
Geography: Geographical Analysis and Bioregional Planning Emphasis - BS Understand and integrate ideas from the ecological, social, and physical sciences
Geography: Human-Environment Emphasis - BS Understand and integrate ideas from the ecological, social, and physical sciences
Geography: Physical Geography Emphasis - BS Understand and integrate ideas from the ecological, social, and physical sciences


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)?:
No

A list or brief description of the course level sustainability learning outcomes and the programs for which the courses are required:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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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.