Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 52.21
Liaison David Husemoller
Submission Date June 7, 2017
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STARS v2.1

College of Lake County
AC-6: Sustainability Literacy Assessment

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 4.00 David Husemoller
Sustainability Manager
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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:

See attachment for copy of questions used in pretest and post-forum survey. The attachment also identifies results of the post-forum survey.

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

The Sustainability pretest and post-forum survey were developed by a task force of faculty and staff, with student input. The task force was led by one of the environmental biology faculty members.

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

Students were recruited from the Interclub Council and Student Government. The pretest was administered at the beginning of the Sustainability Forum to gauge student knowledge of sustainability and available resources.

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

The results of the survey were brought to college governance as a representation of student priorities for making the college more sustainable. One example is the elimination of styrofoam/polystyrene in campus food services, the item with the strongest support among students surveyed at the forum. The food service committee took this as a serious recommendation and instituted a ban on styrofoam in food items sold in the cafeteria. The cafe is also responding to interest from the students and the community by increasing the presence of locally grown food, including that which has been cultivated on the campus sustainable ag farm.

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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