Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.02
Liaison Rochelle Owen
Submission Date July 21, 2021

STARS v2.2

Dalhousie University
AC-6: Sustainability Literacy Assessment

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 4.00 KAREINA D'SOUZA
Sustainability Manager
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution conduct an assessment of the sustainability literacy of its students?:
Yes

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 list or sample of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment or the website URL where the assessment tool may be found:

The College of Sustainability teaches mandatory courses for Sustainability students (approx 200 each year). In first year all students take SUST 1000.06 An Introduction to Environment, Sustainability, and Society. One of the assignments in this class is a pre and post paper on "What is Sustainability". Attached is the course outline that includes the assessment information. Initial paper is written week 3 and second paper is written week 14.


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

The position papers are required for all students enrolled in SUST 1000. They have been a part of the SUST 1000 curriculum for the past nine years. The assessment was developed by the interdisciplinary faculty team who designed the course.


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

It is a representative sample of College of Sustainability students not the full University student body.


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

Perspective have changed from the start to the end of class about multiple dimensions of sustainability, different viewpoints and assumptions, and knowledge about sustainability topics.


Website URL where information about the sustainability literacy assessment is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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