Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.78
Liaison Jessica Bowen
Submission Date March 4, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Aquinas College
EN-6: Assessing Sustainability Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Jessica Eimer Bowen
Director of Sustainability
Center for Sustainability
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Does the institution conduct an assessment of sustainability culture (i.e. the assessment focuses on sustainability values, behaviors and beliefs, and may also address awareness of campus sustainability initiatives)?:

Which of the following best describes the cultural assessment? The assessment is administered to::
The entire campus community (students, staff and faculty), directly or by representative sample

Which of the following best describes the structure of the cultural assessment? The assessment is administered::
Without a follow-up assessment of the same cohort or representative samples of the same population

A brief description of how and when the cultural assessment(s) were developed and/or adopted:

A survey is sent out electronically to the community annually.

A copy or sample of the questions related to sustainability culture:

A sample of the questions related to sustainability culture or the website URL where the assessment tool is available:

- I view my current level of understanding of Economicology as good.
- I view my current level of understanding of sustainability as good.
- How would you rate your level of knowledge to sort waste properly on campus (i.e. recycle, compost, and landfill)?
- What topics would you like to see included in the 2018/19 Sustainability Brownbag or Economicology Forum speaker series?
- What sustainability issues would you like the Center for Sustainability to focus on next school year?
- Are there any faculty development ideas related to sustainability you would like the Faculty Sustainability Committee to pursue?

A brief description of how representative samples were reached (if applicable) and how the cultural assessment is administered:

It is sent out electronically and the administrator assures an appropriate sample is achieved.

A brief summary of results from the cultural assessment, including a description of any measurable changes over time:

In 2015, 31% of respondents had a good understanding of sustainability. This number increased to 79.7% in 2017/18.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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