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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 51.95
Liaison Erin Stanforth
Submission Date July 24, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Virginia Commonwealth University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.15 / 8.00 Clifford Fox
Assistant Director
Center for Environmental Studies
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Number of students who graduated from a program that has adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
144

Total number of graduates from degree programs:
7,450

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 Science in Environmental Studies
Master of Science in Environmental Studies
Master of Environmental Studies
Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Studies
Master of Urban and Regional Studies
Graduate Certificate in Urban Revitalization


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

1. The following sustainability learning objectives were approved in the fall 2011 meeting to guide the sustainability academics effort at VCU. Classes that meet three or more of these objectives will be considered sustainability focused.:
a. The student will identify the linkages between human and natural systems across multiple scales.
b. The student will be able to do at least three of the following:
i. Gather, evaluate and process sustainability information.
ii. Use communication skills as a part of on-going dialogue on sustainability.
iii. Use problem-solving skills related to ethical sustainability questions.
iv. Use problem-solving skills related to environmental sustainability questions.
v. Use problem-solving skills related to economic sustainability questions.
vi. Use problem-solving skills related to social and political sustainability questions.
vii. Use problem-solving skills related to managerial sustainability questions.


The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability learning outcomes 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.