Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.76
Liaison James Speer
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2019
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Indiana State University
EN-6: Assessing Sustainability Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 1.00 James Speer
Professor
Earth and Environmental Sciences
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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::
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:

We developed the ISU Environmental Survey in 2010 and have administered it to about 10% of the ISU population once a year since that time. We developed a comprehensive sustainability question in about 2014 to measure what students consider as part of sustainability. we found that most students do not include economic or social justice issues as part of their definition of sustainability. 


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

We administer the survey through our ENVI 110 students. Each student is tasked with recruiting to take the survey. We also directly email the survey link to faculty in foundational studies classes and encourage them to have their student take the survey. Through these means, approximately 10% of ISU students take the survey each year. 


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

We found that most students do not include economic or social justice issues as part of their definition of sustainability. The majority of our students (approximately 75%) are concerned that humans are harming the environment and that global warming is a concern. We have noted that our incoming students have more concern over the years and that our students develop a stronger environmental concern through their years at ISU.


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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