Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.19
Liaison Ryan Todd
Submission Date April 30, 2024

STARS v2.2

California State University, Sacramento
AC-6: Sustainability Literacy Assessment

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 4.00
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Does the institution conduct an assessment of the sustainability literacy of its students?:

Which of the following best describes the literacy assessment? The assessment is administered to::
A subset of students or a sample that may not be representative of the predominant student body

Which of the following best describes the structure of the assessment? The assessment is administered as a::
Standalone evaluation without a follow-up assessment of the same cohort or representative samples

A copy of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment(s):
A list or sample of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment or the website URL where the assessment tool may be found:
What are two advantages of a biodigester for managing our campus’s organic waste?

What do the rain gardens in Parking Lot 10 do for campus sustainability?

How many kilowatt-hours of electricity has been produced by the Lot 10 solar panels this semester?

A brief description of how the literacy assessment was developed and/or when it was adopted:

Following a sustainability-focused tour, a survey was created aimed to asses their sustainability literacy. The survey was designed to evaluate their understanding of sustainable practices showcased during the tour, gauge their level of engagement with environmental concepts and programs at Sac State.

A brief description of how a representative sample was reached (if applicable) and how the assessment(s) were administered :

After completion of sustainability-focused tour, students were asked to answer a one page questionnaire to assess their sustainability literacy. 

A brief summary of results from the literacy assessment(s):

The results show that the students have a good understanding of the sustainability concepts but were less aware of projects on campus. This spotlights the importance of increased communication and advertisement of programs and will showcase how Sacramento State will use student feedback to reduce GHG emissions and improve sustainability goals.

Website URL where information about the sustainability literacy assessment is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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