Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Ciannat Howett
Submission Date July 25, 2014
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Emory University
AC-6: Sustainability Literacy Assessment

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Kelly Weisinger
Assistant Director
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The percentage of students assessed for sustainability literacy (directly or by representative sample) and for whom a follow-up assessment is conducted:
0
+ Date Revised: Oct. 7, 2014

The percentage of students assessed for sustainability literacy (directly or by representative sample) without a follow-up assessment:
37.30
+ Date Revised: Oct. 7, 2014

A copy of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment(s):
The questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment(s) :

Our committee developed an instrument that we hope can be completed in 10 minutes, focused on 4 areas of information:
a. Knowledge of areas of sustainability behavior change that are relevant to student lives
b. Knowledge of Emory’s efforts around sustainability
c. Sustainability identity and students’ commitments as persons who care about sustainability (to assess shift over their time at Emory).
d. Normal demographic information, so we can analyze surveys and publish results.

The actual survey questions are attached.


A brief description of how the assessment(s) were developed:

Faculty from Sociology, Nursing, and Anthropology met in May, 2014, to develop a brief sustainability literacy survey for Emory undergraduate students. Additional faculty in Sociology/Oxford, Biology/Oxford, Japanese, and Public Health supported our efforts. Our goal was to develop a pilot survey, to test whether we can get meaningful results, using the research generated by Drs. Karen Hegtvedt and Cathy Johnson on the sustainability-themed residence hall over the last five years. In future years, we hope to work with one faculty member in sociology who teaches methods and another in nursing at the graduate level to do a full survey of both graduate and undergraduate students in late March of 2015.


A brief description of how the assessment(s) were administered:

An online survey was distributed to all undergraduate students in July 2014, including graduating seniors and rising freshman. To enhance participation, given that our pilot will occur in the summer, we offered a raffle for three $100 Amazon gift cards. A follow-up survey will be administered to all undergraduate students in approximately 3 years.

In future years, we hope to work with one faculty member in sociology who teaches methods and another in nursing at the graduate level to do a full survey of both graduate and undergraduate students, starting in late March of 2015.


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

The survey was edited and re-edited in June and mounted on Qualtrics and disseminated to all undergraduates in early July, 2014. Results are currently being collected and assessed.


The website URL where information about the literacy assessment(s) is available:
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