Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.38
Liaison Jeremy King
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Denison University
EN-6: Assessing Sustainability Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 1.00 Jeremy King
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of the President
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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)?:
Yes

Which of the following best describes the cultural assessment? The assessment is administered to::
A subset of the campus community or a sample that may not be representative of the entire community

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:

Denison and/or Denison students and faculty have administered a number of assessments that address sustainability values, behaviors, beliefs, and awareness. For the purposes of this credit, we are including a list of these assessments in no particular order of importance or depth.

The assessment is part of a broader assessment given to senior students to gauge their Denison experience and the types of things they value and find important. It is given to students in their final semester at Denison and includes a couple of Sustainability Related questions.

A survey was done in 2016 assessing students understanding of our Mindful Monday (meatless Monday) initiative and its impacts. 170 students took this survey.

We conducted a sustainable transportation survey to all students, faculty and staff gauging interest in sustainable modes of transportation and why these are important.


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

The survey is sent out to all senior students via email and through internal communication channels. It is looped in with a number of other "checklist" items for seniors that they are supposed to complete prior to graduation.

Other surveys were sent out via email and/or in newsletters inviting people to take the survey.


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

Results can be seen on the attached questions that were included with this credit submission.

Mindful Monday and Transportation results can be shared upon request.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

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