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
EN-6: Assessing Sustainability Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 David Husemoller
Sustainability Manager
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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)?:

Which of the following best describes the cultural assessment? The assessment is administered to::
The entire campus community (students, staff and faculty), directly or by representative sample

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:

CLC's Institutional Effectiveness, Planning & Research Department conducts a cultural survey each year alternating between faculty/staff and students. Sustainability items have been added to the staff/faculty survey in FY16 and are being added to the student survey in FY17.

A copy or sample of the questions related to sustainability culture:
A sample of the questions related to sustainability culture or the website URL where the assessment tool is available:

Environmental efforts at CLC have made me more conscious of sustainable practices:
Disagree Agree Unsure Total

Myself Recycling
Good/Very Good Poor/Fair Unsure Total

My Department Recycling
Poor/Fair Good/Very Good Unsure Total

CLC in General Recycling
Poor/Fair Good/Very Good Unsure Total

A brief description of how representative samples were reached (if applicable) and how the cultural assessment is administered:

All active faculty and staff members (excluding student workers and temporary employees) with valid email addresses were invited to complete the Employee Climate survey this spring. Human Resources provided a list of current employees (including adjunct faculty who taught within the past year). Overall, 1,594 employees were invited to complete the survey. The online survey was emailed to all 1,594 employees’ CLC email accounts on January 28, 2016. Weekly reminders were sent in order to encourage as much employee participation in the survey as possible. The survey was closed on February 29th. Overall, 851 employees responded to the survey (a response rate of 53%). Nearly 70% of staff and FT faculty members and roughly 37% of adjunct faculty members responded to the survey. Final survey results were weighted for analysis to ensure that the results are as representative of the actual employee population as possible.

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

Notable results have been shared with the college community:
85.3% Agree that "CLC demonstrates its commitment to sustainability"
75.4% Agree that "Environmental efforts at CLC make me proud to work here"
91.1% Agree that "It is important for CLC to continue its efforts in sustainability"
Respondents also answered about how they felt they themselves, their department and the college was performing in sustainable behaviors.

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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