Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.09
Liaison Lissette Hernandez
Submission Date Aug. 22, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Florida International University
AC-6: Sustainability Literacy Assessment

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 4.00 Alexandra Dutton
Program Manager
Office of University Sustainability
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Does the institution conduct an assessment of the sustainability literacy of its students (i.e. an assessment focused on student knowledge of sustainability topics and challenges)?:

Which of the following best describes the literacy assessment? The assessment is administered to::
A subset of students or a sample that may not be representative of the predominant student body

Which of the following best describes the structure of the assessment? The assessment is administered as a::
Standalone evaluation without a follow-up assessment of the same cohort or representative samples

A copy of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment(s):
A sample of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment or the website URL where the assessment tool may be found:

Part 1: Sustainability Literacy Assessment
Part 2: Sustainability Culture Assessment
Part 3: Demographic Information
Part 4: Assessment Feedback

A brief description of how the literacy assessment was developed and/or when it was adopted:

The literacy assessment was developed by looking at sample assessments from other universities to gather question ideas. The Office of University Sustainability team went through all potential questions, edited them as needed, and then sent test questions to interns to get feedback. The questions went through this cycle a few times until finalizing on the current version. It was decided that this version would be sent out as a pilot and get feedback.

A brief description of how a representative sample was reached (if applicable) and how the assessment(s) were administered :

The assessment was sent via an online survey tool to students, faculty, and staff in the FIU School of Environment, Arts, and Society. It was only sent out and opened for a brief period to get feedback so that the assessment can be amended to be sent out to larger campus populations in the coming academic year.

A brief summary of results from the literacy assessment(s), including a description of any measurable changes over time:

Not yet available

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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