Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.26
Liaison Tom Twist
Submission Date June 16, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Bates College
EN-6: Assessing Sustainability Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 1.00 Tom Twist
Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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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)?:
Yes

Which of the following best describes the cultural assessment? The assessment is administered to::
A subset of the campus community or a sample that may not be representative of the entire community

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:

We currently send this assessment out to approximately 400 self-selecting students, about a quarter of the total student body. Starting this fall, we hope to be able to send it out to every incoming first year student, and to be able to conduct a similar survey upon graduation.


A copy or sample of the questions related to sustainability culture:
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A sample of the questions related to sustainability culture or the website URL where the assessment tool is available:
A brief description of how representative samples were reached (if applicable) and how the cultural assessment is administered:

We currently send this assessment out to approximately 400 self-selecting students, about a quarter of the total student body. Starting this fall, we hope to be able to send it out to every incoming first year student, and to be able to conduct a similar survey upon graduation.


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

Last year was our first year administering this assessment, so we don't have a trendline yet. Most students were emotionally in favor of sustainability, and participated in sustainability actions in their daily lives. The majority did not know the details of the ongoing sustainability efforts on campus.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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