Enhance student capacity for problem solving and critical thinking
The Proposal, Action Plan, and Progress Report are how students explain how they account for various stakeholders, resources available, university needs, social processes they must navigate, and challenges they may face. (Goals 1 & 2)
Apply sociological insight to the process of creating positive change in the world
The Progress Report in particular is a way to assess how they navigated problems that developed during the project and present how they used sociological insights to navigate both forseen and unexpected problems. (Goals 1 & 2)
Build students' overall competency in sustainability
Evidence of Goal 3 can be seen in the Action Plan, but since it should reinforce other aspects of the course, it also will likely tie to other course assessments (i.e., exams) and activities (i.e., class discussions).