Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.51
Liaison Jennifer Lamy
Submission Date July 14, 2022

STARS v2.2

Emerson College
EN-6: Assessing Sustainability Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Jennifer Lamy
Campus Sustainability Manager
Campus 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::
The entire campus community (students and employees) directly or by representative sample

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 Campus Sustainability Manager and the Office of Institutional Research crafted the literacy assessment, incorporating feedback from faculty affiliated with the Environmental Studies minor. The Dean of Students approved the assessment in Summer 2019, and the first assessment was conducted in October 2019.

In 2022, a revised version of the assessment was created and distributed to all students in April, 2022. The Office of Sustainability and the Office of Institutional Research collaborated again to revise the 2019 assessment to ensure clarity of the questions and to add additional questions aimed at better assessing Emerson's sustainability performance and culture.

The same assessment will be run during the fall semester in 2023 and every two years thereafter.


A copy or sample of the questions related to sustainability culture:
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A sample of the questions related to sustainability culture or the website URL where the assessment tool is available:
A brief description of how representative samples were reached (if applicable) and how the cultural assessment is administered:

The Office of Institutional Research sent the survey to all undergraduate and graduate students via email. A reminder email was sent three days before the survey closed. A book raffle was conducted to provide a response incentive.


A brief summary of results from the cultural assessment:

The results indicated that students are generally aware of most sustainability initiatives on campus and that they care about whether their college prioritizes sustainability. Full results are presented in the second tab of the attached spreadsheet


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

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