Learning Outcomes Clarification (STARS)
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This post is related to STARS, AASHE's Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System.
I'm working on assessing an institution's Education and Research credits and would like some help clarifying ER Credit 9: Sustainability Learning Outcomes. The criteria say that students should "graduate from programs that include sustainability as a required learning outcome." The credit defines "learning outcomes" as those which "specify the knowledge and abilities that students will be able to demonstrate as a result of their education."
Does this mean that as long as a sustainability-focused or -related course is required to complete a major, minor or certificate then all of the students graduating with that degree/minor/certificate would count in the scoring? Does the program have to specify in its description/requirements that sustainability is a learning outcome?
Any help clarifying this would be much appreciated. Thank you!
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