Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 61.30
Liaison Scott Morgan
Submission Date Aug. 30, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Evergreen State College, The
EN-6: Assessing Sustainability Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Sam Alfieri
Sustainability Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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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)?:

Which of the following best describes the cultural assessment? The assessment is administered to::
The entire campus community (students, staff and faculty), directly or by representative sample

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:
The assessment focused on staff, faculty, and student knowledge and understanding of climate change, college goals, and college actions.

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:
1. Do you ever think about Climate Change? • Yes • No 2. Do you find the issue to be clear or confusing? Why? 3. What do you believe we should do about Climate Change? 4. Can you identify any of the college’s goals or efforts to deal with Climate Change? 5. What do you believe the college should be doing to deal with Climate Change? 6. What is your relationship with Evergreen? • Faculty • Student • Staff • Other:_______ 7. How long have you been associated with Evergreen? • Less than 6 months • 6 months - 1 year • 1 year - 3 years • 3 years - 5 years • 5+ years

A brief description of how representative samples were reached (if applicable) and how the cultural assessment is administered:
In the fall of 2016, an all-campus survey was offered to faculty, staff, and students to ascertain their thoughts and concerns with climate change. The survey was offered through myEvergreen to 6,453 users. Students were the primary responders, with an almost even split between new and continuing students. Of the respondents, 485 opted not to take the survey, and 1,127 started the survey (a 25% engagement rate); 1,004 completed the survey.

A brief summary of results from the cultural assessment, including a description of any measurable changes over time:
This survey gathered information on the campus population’s awareness of climate change and Evergreen’s carbon neutrality efforts. The survey received over 1,000 responses and displayed an array of diverse views from faculty, staff, and students. The responses demonstrate how Evergreen is a strong leader in higher education for addressing climate change and also highlights areas for improvement.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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