Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.97
Liaison Kristy Howell
Submission Date July 28, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Johnson County Community College
EN-6: Assessing Sustainability Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Kristy Wittman Howell
Sustainability Education and Engagement Coordinator
Center for 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)?:
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:

Beginning in 2014, we conducted a qualitative evaluation of student understanding of sustainability on campus. Through an initial 37 question survey and a followup interview with different kinds of questions, we are able to better tell the stories of our students' involvement on campus.

Peer researchers collate and assess the survey results and then work as a team to transcribe and code interview responses.


A copy or sample of the questions related to sustainability culture:
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A sample of the questions related to sustainability culture or the website URL where the assessment tool is available:
A brief description of how representative samples were reached (if applicable) and how the cultural assessment is administered:

Evaluations are sent with one reminder to students in the Center for Student Involvement email list - those who are active in any campus club or organization and those who are student employees; to students who have expressed an interest in campus sustainability in the previous year, and to participants in select courses as a pre/post evaluation.

Interviews are conducted following brief instruction on the conduct of ethical research.


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

The group of students who see this evaluation twice (those in the honors class) indicate more comprehensive understanding of sustainability measures and how they apply to their lives.


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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