Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.95
Liaison Chad Carwein
Submission Date Jan. 16, 2020

STARS v2.2

East Carolina University
EN-6: Assessing Sustainability Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Chad Carwein
University Sustainability Manager
HSC Facilities Services
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Does the institution conduct an assessment of sustainability culture?:
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:

ECU added the NSSE Sustainability Education Consortium to our survey of first-year students and seniors in 2018. We plan to add this module to the NSSE moving forward, which the University sends out on a 3-year cycle.


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:

ECU sends out the NSSE to all first year students and seniors on a 3-year cycle so the survey results do not represent all undergraduate students nor does it include any employees.


A brief summary of results from the cultural assessment:

ECU's consortium comparison group included the following 7 universities: Chatham University, James Madison University, SUNY College at Oneonta, Tennessee State University, Texas A&M International University, University of Central Oklahoma, and Widener University. Of the 20 questions asked in the NSSE Sustainability Education Consortium, compared to the consortium comparison group, ECU's first-year students had a lower mean score that was statistically significant on 5 questions versus ECU's seniors who only had a lower mean score that was statistically significant on 1 question.


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

Kyle Chapman, Senior Research Associate (IPAR)

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