Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.81
Liaison Kathleen Crawford
Submission Date July 28, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Florida Gulf Coast University
EN-6: Assessing Sustainability Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Jade Chalkley
EH&S Research Assistant
EH&S
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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:

FGCU uses the Quality of Residence Life Survey as a cultural assessment for campus residents. Students living on campus are sent an email to complete the survey. Incentives like gift cards, tablets, and other prizes encourage participation. Questions in the survey seek to better understand students’ satisfaction and learning outcomes associated with dining, room quality, and study habits as well as sustainability. Responses are on a 1-7 Linkert scale with one being strongly dissatisfied and seven being very satisfied.


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:

Please see attached.
As a result of your on-campus housing experience, you are better able to: Discuss sustainability issues
As a result of your on-campus housing experience, you are better able to: Alter your actions to live a sustainable life


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

This assessment only targets campus residents. The survey is administered through an online tool that is sent out through an email link to all on campus residents.


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

The average of the responses to the sustainability survey questions is equal to 5.02. The Quality of Residence Life Survey Executive Summary defines this as “Good”. Although we remain in this category, the scores are declining. The trends in these data show a need for increasing sustainability education as a part of the FGCU residential experience. Please see the additional documentation for more details.


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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