Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.66
Liaison Christina Erickson
Submission Date Aug. 15, 2022

STARS v2.2

Champlain College
AC-6: Sustainability Literacy Assessment

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 4.00 Christina Erickson
Sustainability Director
Campus Planning
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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:

5 assessment questions were added to our culture survey.

1. What is fair trade?
2. Which of these energy sources make up a majority of Vermont’s energy use?
3. Which definition best describes greenhouse gasses?
4. What are the three pillars of sustainability?
5. What is the source of drinking water for Champlain College?


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

The assessment and survey were developed by Environmental Policy and Studies 300 students as their service-learning project during the spring 2022 semester.

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

The assessment/survey was distributed via the Center for Service & Sustainability newsletter, signage on campus screens, tabling and presented in a few classes.

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

The first five questions of this survey were designed to be a mini-assessment of participants’ sustainability literacy. Overall, the majority of respondents answered the questions correctly. It is to be assumed that more sustainability-minded people may have participated in this survey and it would be advantageous to assess the knowledge of a broader swath of our campus community.

Results can be seen in the attached file.

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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