Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 34.83
Liaison Katie Wall
Submission Date March 24, 2022

STARS v2.2

Lees-McRae College
AC-6: Sustainability Literacy Assessment

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 4.00 Taylor Barry
Institutional Research
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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::
The entire (or predominate) student body, directly or by representative sample

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:

- What percentage of the nation's wealth is owned by the top 1% of U.S. citizens?
- Why is income inequality an important issue to be concerned about?
- Approximately what percent of the world's population lack reliable access to water considered safe for human consumption?
- Can you approximate how many gallons of water it takes to make a pair of jeans?
- What is the most common cause of pollution of streams and rivers in the United States?
- If everyone on the planet consumed national resources at the rate of the average U.S. citizen, approximately how manyEarths would be needed to support humankind?

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

Lees-McRae's Sustainability Survey was developed through the Office of Institutional Research by an internal campus committee comprising of faculty, staff, and a student STARS representative. The committee reviewed similar surveys, primarily Appalachian State University's, and compiled the survey to best fit our campus needs. The survey was administered to the entire campus community in November 2021, which follows our campus Sustainability Month. Moving forward, the survey will be administered at this time annually.

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

An email was sent to the entire on-campus community (student body, faculty, and staff) requesting their participation in the Sustainability Survey. The email is sent through College Communications, and faculty encouraged students to take the survey in their classes during survey administration.

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

Of the 10 literacy questions, the majority of survey respondents answered eight correctly, with 78% of student respondents and 91% of employee respondents answering six or more accurately.

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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