Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.61
Liaison Margaret Lo
Submission Date Sept. 28, 2012
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Ball State University
ER-13: Sustainability Literacy Assessment

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Andrea Ingle
Institutional Research Specialist
Academic Research/Institutional Research
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Has the institution conducted a sustainability literacy assessment?:

Did the assessment include a baseline evaluation of students and then a follow-up evaluation of the same cohort?:

A copy of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment:

A copy of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment :

Ball State Environmental Literacy Survey

1. How concerned are you about the environment and environmental issues?

2. How supportive are you of...
a. groups (such as the Sierra Club or Greenpeace) that are part of the "environmental?"
b. laws and policies designed to protect the environment, even if it slows economic growth?
c. sustaining the economy, even if it means damaging the environment?

3. Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statements.
a. I believe plants and animals have as much of a right to live as humans do.
b.I enjoy reading about the environment and environmental issues.
c.Recycling is not worth the effort.
d.I usually prefer not to participate in outdoor activities.
e.Humans should use nature exclusively to our benefit.
f.There is very little I can do to effect the environment.
g.Waste is a major problem in this country and recycling should be encouraged.
h.I enjoy activities such as camping or hiking.
i.I do not like to talk about the environment or environmental issues.
j.When it comes to the environment, I would like to think I’m part of the solution, not part of the problem.

4. Please indicate how often you...
a.pick up litter lying on the ground
b.read articles or watch TV shows that deal with environmental issues.
c.turn off lights and electrical devices that are not in use.
d.consider the environmental impact of a product before you purchase it.
e.try to conserve water.
f.walk, ride a bike, or use public transportation instead of a car.
h.discuss the environment or environmental issues with others.
5.Besides those behaviors listed above, what else do you do to help protect the environment?

6. What do you see as the biggest environmental issue at Ball State?

7. Please make any additional comments that you wish to share.

A brief description of how the assessment was developed:

Prepared by our Office of Academic Assessment and Institutional Research.

A brief description of how the assessment was administered:

Administered via the web by our Office of Academic Assessment and Institutional Research

A brief summary of results from the assessment:

A summary table of the results can be found on the referenced website.

The website URL where information about the literacy assessment is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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