Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 40.37
Liaison Raafat Kabbara
Submission Date Nov. 15, 2022

STARS v2.2

Higher Colleges of Technology
AC-6: Sustainability Literacy Assessment

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 4.00 Raafat Kabbara
Assistant Manager - Facilities Management
General Services
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Does the institution conduct an assessment of the sustainability literacy of its students?:

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 list or sample of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment or the website URL where the assessment tool may be found:

1. Would you like to increase you knowledge in Sustainable Development in the future?
 Yes  No  No Sure

2. What are Sustainable Development Goals?

a. Roadmap to achieve a sustainable future
b. Developmental plans of the UAE education authority
c. I have not heard of Sustainable Development goals

3. What is the purpose of Sustainable Development Goals?

a. End poverty, protect the planet, and bring peace and prosperity to all
b. Develop education targets for schools in the UAE
c. I do not know

4 Has UAE adopted Sustainable Development Goals?
a. Yes
b. No
c. I do not know

5. If UAE adopted Sustainable Development Goals when it plans to achieve them?
a. In 2023
b. In 2030
c. In 2050

6. Can you list any of the SDGs that you are aware of?


7. Which of the following is NOT a type of renewable energy?

 Fossil Fuels  Hydroelectric  Geothermal  Solar  All

8. Which of the following CAN NOT be recycled easily?

 Milk cartons  Aluminum cans  Pizza boxes  Newspapers  All

9. Which of the following is NOT an Effect of Global Warming?

 More health risks  Severe storms  Rising ocean levels  All

10. What do the 3 Pillars of Sustainability include?

 Species Ecosystem Endangered  Social, Environment, Economy
 Social, Ecology, Entrepreneurship  Society, Education

11. On a scale of 1-5 how would you rate your actions toward achieving Sustainability?

 Low  1  2  3  4  5  High

12. Please comment on any actions that you personally feel supports sustainability.

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

The survey was based on external surveys used as a benchmark. The team on LSN 1113 Introduction to Sustainability adapted the question to ensure the concepts covered in the course were included. This will ensure the results can be used towards the course's ongoing development.

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

The LSN 1113 Introduction to sustainability has over 1,000 students approx. per semester. The survey would be conducted on forms sharing the links through the LSM system. (Blackboard learn).

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

Please refer to the additional documents attached below.

Website URL where information about the sustainability literacy assessment is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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