Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.56
Liaison Jay Meldrum
Submission Date July 8, 2020
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Michigan Technological University
EN-6: Assessing Sustainability Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Jay Meldrum
Executive Director of Sustainability and KRC
Facilities Management
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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::
The entire campus community (students, staff and faculty), directly or by representative sample

Which of the following best describes the structure of the cultural assessment? The assessment is administered::
Longitudinally to measure change over time

A brief description of how and when the cultural assessment(s) were developed and/or adopted:

In January 2020, the Working Group for Michigan Tech’s Tech Forward Initiative on
Sustainability and Resilience hosted a Listening Session, with campus faculty, staff, and students as well as members of the broader local community invited to share their perspectives regarding how research, education, and the campus experience at Michigan Tech interfaces with sustainability. In each category, discussions were organized around the following questions:


A copy or sample of the questions related to sustainability culture:
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A sample of the questions related to sustainability culture or the website URL where the assessment tool is available:

In each category, discussions were organized around the following questions:
What’s happening (in research/education/the campus experience) that should continue happening?
What’s happening that should stop happening? What’s not happening that should
start happening? The group then engaged in discussion of next steps, using a 6-month, 3-5 year,and 30-50-year time horizon.


A brief description of how representative samples were reached (if applicable) and how the cultural assessment is administered:

The assessment was conducted in a listening session managed by faculty of our Social Science Department and other sustainability volunteers and including staff and students.


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

A complete summary of this assessment is available in the website below. A repeat listening session will be scheduled in Fall 2020.


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