Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.00
Liaison Stars UM6P
Submission Date Aug. 31, 2020

STARS v2.2

Mohammed VI Polytechnic University
AC-6: Sustainability Literacy Assessment

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 4.00 Maryame JEBBARI
Sustainable Developpment PMO
Sustainable Developpment
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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:

Q1 Which of these statements are the most accurate?
• Sustainable Development is when you satisfy the needs of the present without compromising the capacity of future generations,
• Sustainable Development is when you guarantee the balance between economic growth, care for the environment and social well-being.
• All of the above
• None of the Above
• I don’t know
Q2 How many pillars does the sustainable development have?
• 5
• 17
• 3
• I don’t know
Q3 What are the pillars of sustainable development?
• Governance
• Economy
• Culture
• Environment
• Peace
• Society
• I don’t know
Q4 Which one of the following dimensions is not included in the most widely used concept of sustainability?
• Society
• Democracy
• Environment
• Economy
• I don’t know
Q12 Which of the following statements about greenhouse gasses is true?
• Greenhouse gases allow solar radiation to escape from the Earth’s atmosphere.
• After water vapor, carbon dioxide is the most abundant greenhouse gas.
• Greenhouse gases help cool the Earth.
• Carbon dioxide is the most potent greenhouse gas.
• I don’t know
Q13 Which of these elements represent threats to biodiversity?
• Pollution.
• Global warming.
• Habitat loss and degradation.
• Overexploitation of species.
• Invasive species (any non-native species that significantly modifies or disrupts the ecosystems it colonizes).
• All of the above
• None of the above
• I don't know

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

The survey was developed by the Sustainable Development Department on June 2020 and shared with all the community of the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University and the Green Energy Park.
The department has developped the assessment based on different surveys conducted by many universities. We have also compiled sustainability aspects at the university campus to highlight them in the survey.
Moreover, we added a question to collect emails of the interested students and staff to be part of the follow up survey.

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

The Literacy assessment survey was sent via email to all UM6P community. It was also sent to students’ delegate of each school and program to make sure we have a good representative sample of all the students’ body.
The Sustainable Development Department has just been created during the 2019/2020 Academic year which means this sustainability literacy assessment is the 1st edition of the other assessments the SD department will be launching.
There were 3 email reminders over the course of one month. Although the response rate was less than targeted, 4,75% of students’ body and 4,2% of staff allowed us to achieve a representative sample.

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

Overall, the literacy assessment shows that around 52% of the UM6P community has a strong knowledge about SDGs and their targets and indicators. The survey has also shown that participants are considerably sensitized about their role as citizens in creating projects, building partnerships, using their positions in society and holding their government and private sector accountable.
The Sustainable Development Department will analyze the results more thoroughly to improve the assessment, increase the response rate. The department has also decided to conduct periodic sustainability literacy assessments to help students acquire more knowledge about sustainability.

Website URL where information about the sustainability literacy assessment is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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