Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.12
Liaison Deborah Steinberg
Submission Date March 1, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Knox College
EN-6: Assessing Sustainability Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 1.00 Deborah Steinberg
Director of Campus Sustainability Initiatives
Office of 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::
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:

A number of existing sustainability literacy assessments were reviewed including the ASK survey. Items were edited to be applicable to our region and student population. The first survey was given in 2015.


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:

The survey was given to all incoming 2015 freshman as part of the CIRP survey.


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

The results of the survey showed that 60% of incoming freshman in 2015 had a considerable interest in sustainability and 79%, but only 29% of incoming freshman answered 'very important' to the question regarding Knox being a leader in sustainability.


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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