Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.76
Liaison Sarah Temple
Submission Date March 1, 2018
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Louisiana State University
AC-6: Sustainability Literacy Assessment

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 4.00 Sarah Temple
Campus 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)?:

Which of the following best describes the literacy assessment? The assessment is administered to::
A subset of students or a sample that may not be representative of the predominant student body

Which of the following best describes the structure of the assessment? The assessment is administered as a::
Pre- and post-assessment to the same cohort or to representative samples in both a pre- and post-test

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:

-What is the most common cause of pollution to streams and rivers?
-What is the most commonly used definition of “sustainable development”?
-On the LSU campus, what are you able to recycle? 
-The following are greenhouse gases (circle all that apply)
-Which of the following economic sectors is the largest producer of greenhouse gases?
-Which country produces the most greenhouse gases?
-What does LEED stand for?
-What is the most renewable natural resource? (circle one)
-What is the primary benefit of wetlands? (circle one)
-Is stormwater treated at a wastewater treatment plant, or does it generally drain to fresh water?
-Are you aware that LSU has a "green fee" (Student Sustainability Fund)?
-Have you visited the Campus Sustainability website (www.lsu.edu/sustainability)?

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

The assessment was developed by members of the Campus Sustainability staff after referencing published assessments by other universities. These assessments were reviewed and modified to suit our specific needs.

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

The assessment was distributed by Facility & Property Oversight to our senior colleges, and then it was distributed to the students.

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

The results were pretty good. More than 75% of respondents answered correctly. There are some areas we need to target when we distribute the survey again in March 2019, such as awareness of an LSU Student Sustainability Fund, and visiting the LSU website.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Attached a screenshot from the SurveyMonkey survey.

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