Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.18
Liaison Joseph Kahn
Submission Date April 20, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Central Michigan University
AC-6: Sustainability Literacy Assessment

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 4.00 Thomas Rohrer
Director Great Lakes Institute for Sustainable Systems
Humanities, Social & Behavioral Science
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Does the institution conduct an assessment of the sustainability literacy of its students (i.e. an assessment focused on student knowledge of sustainability topics and challenges)?:

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::
Pre- and post-assessment to the same cohort or to representative samples in both a pre- and post-test

A copy of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment(s):
A sample of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment or the website URL where the assessment tool may be found:

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

This assessment was developed by Thomas Rohrer, for use within classes in the Sustainability and Environmental Policy minor.

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

Thomas Rohrer administers this assessment at the beginning of each semester, to students in courses pertaining to the sustainability minor offered at Central Michigan University. The same assessment is administered at the end of each semester. Mr. Rohrer then performs a comparative analysis to see the overall increase, in sustainability literacy, for each student, the class average, as well as among different cohorts of students within the minor.

A brief summary of results from the literacy assessment(s), including a description of any measurable changes over time:

Measurable changes were seen at the end of each course in which the assessment was administered. This assessment, in part, helped to gauge the overall effectiveness of the course as it pertains to teaching sustainability topics.

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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