Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.17
Liaison Jamey Pavey
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Earlham College
EN-6: Assessing Sustainability Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Jamey Pavey
Director of the Integrated Program in Sustainability
Sustainability and Environmental Studies
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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::
Longitudinally to measure change over time

A brief description of how and when the cultural assessment(s) were developed and/or adopted:

The cultural assessment was developed as part of a faculty-student collaborative research project in May 2018. It was piloted with freshmen in September 2018 and launched with seniors in January 2019. We plan to conduct the assessment every other year, capturing the same cohort as freshmen and as seniors.


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:

File uploaded - note the cultural assessment is combined with the literacy assessment in this survey tool.


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

As noted above, this was piloted with several sections of a first-year seminar in the fall of 2018. In January 2019, it was emailed to all those classified as seniors as of December 2018 and will be conducted with all freshmen in Fall 2019 as part of New Student Orientation.


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

We just launched the assessment, so do not have any changes over time to report. Initial results indicate some key differences between responses from seniors and first-year students, but we are still in the process of analyzing the data and determining what these differences might mean for our programming moving forward.


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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