Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.76
Liaison Katharine Gross
Submission Date Nov. 16, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Lehigh University
AC-6: Sustainability Literacy Assessment

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 4.00 Delicia Nahman
Sustainability Officer
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution conduct an assessment of the sustainability literacy of its students (i.e. an assessment focused on student knowledge of sustainability topics and challenges)?:
No

Which of the following best describes the literacy assessment? The assessment is administered to::
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Which of the following best describes the structure of the assessment? The assessment is administered as a::
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A copy of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment(s):
A sample of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment or the website URL where the assessment tool may be found:
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A brief description of how the literacy assessment was developed and/or when it was adopted:

A group of faculty and staff from the Office of Sustainability as well as the Office of Institutional Research created questions to assess the knowledge, behavior, awareness of students faculty and staff.


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

Through an anonymous survey sent out by the Office of Institutional Research through Lehigh E-Mail.


A brief summary of results from the literacy assessment(s), including a description of any measurable changes over time:

The survey participants were more well versed on the environmental aspects of sustainability, but less so on the social and economic aspects. More than 70% of students chose "Environmental/Natural Resources", "Recycling", and "Conservation" as the words that come to mind when they think of sustainability. Only 14% chose "Social Justice" and "Equity" as words they think of. The full set of responses can be view in the same file as the questions uploaded above.


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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These are the numbers from a sustainability literacy assessment conducted in 2013. This survey was also administered to faculty and staff.

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