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Draft Sustainability Learning Outcomes

Introduction

Posted: November 1st, 2013 by Deane Wang

As stated in Our Common Ground, “The University of Vermont is an educationally purposeful community seeking to prepare students to live in a diverse and changing world.”  In the context of the emerging challenges of the 21st Century, this preparation includes envisioning and planning for a sustainable society. In addition, Our Common Ground speaks to “the transforming power of education.” Thus UVM’s vision for sustainability embraces the goal of educating all of its students to understand and contribute to the sustainability of human society.  That is, we recognize that the pursuit of environmental, social, and economic vitality must come with the understanding that the needs of the present be met without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.  Through its General Education Initiative, The University of Vermont will integrate its sustainability vision across curricular and co-curricular activities. Whatever their chosen discipline, each student will meet the defined learning outcomes in the knowledge, skills and values categories, as well as the personal domain.

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