|Submission Date||Feb. 11, 2016|
Michigan State University
AC-6: Sustainability Literacy Assessment
Chief Sustainability Officer
Infrastructure Planning and Facilities
The percentage of students assessed for sustainability literacy (directly or by representative sample) and for whom a follow-up assessment is conducted:
Michigan State University requested that AASHE Staff correct a mistake in this reporting field for the reason specified below.Previous Value: 20 None
Explanation: Misread the question. No follow-up assessment was conducted.
The percentage of students assessed for sustainability literacy (directly or by representative sample) without a follow-up assessment:
Michigan State University requested that AASHE Staff correct a mistake in this reporting field for the reason specified below.Previous Value: 13 None
Explanation: This is the percent of the total student body that received the survey. The 13.8% was the percent of the 20% that responded to the survey.
A copy of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment(s):
The questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment(s) :
See attached document
A brief description of how the assessment(s) were developed:
This project consisted of a sustainability themed online survey of MSU undergraduate students. The survey included questions gauging sustainability and scientific knowledge, norms and behaviors surrounding sustainability and environmental attitudes and behaviors. This survey will serve as the base line year and will be used to compare against future years surveys.
A brief description of how the assessment(s) were administered:
Sustainability knowledge was assessed by using twelve multiple choice questions from an existing scale developed by Zwickle, Koontz, Slagle, and Bruskotter (2014). The questions for sustainability knowledge assessment were included at the beginning of a larger survey for campus sustainability assessment. The survey was administered online through Qualtrics website. Recruiting emails containing the link to the online survey were sent to twenty-five thousand students randomly selected by the office of registrar.
A brief summary of results from the assessment(s):
A total of 3,447 students (13.79%) completed the sustainability knowledge assessment. The mean score for sustainability knowledge is 7.49 out of 12 with more than 50% of students getting more than half of the questions correct. As the plan is to conduct sustainability knowledge assessment on an annual basis, no follow-up assessment will be administered at this time.
The website URL where information about the literacy assessment(s) is available:
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