Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.92
Liaison Chang Tzau-Chau
Submission Date March 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

National Taiwan Normal University
EN-6: Assessing Sustainability Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 1.00 Chang Tzau-Chau
Graduate Institute of Environmental Education
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Does the institution conduct an assessment of sustainability culture?:

Which of the following best describes the cultural assessment? The assessment is administered to::
A subset of the campus community or a sample that may not be representative of the entire community

Which of the following best describes the structure of the cultural assessment? The assessment is administered::
Without a follow-up assessment of the same cohort or representative samples of the same population

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

The questionnaire was formulated by Prof. Chang of the Graduate Institute of Environmental Education in 2021. It focuses on sustainable attitude, behaviors and beliefs, and their views on promoting the sustainable development of the institution.

A copy or sample of the questions related to sustainability culture:
A sample of the questions related to sustainability culture or the website URL where the assessment tool is available:
A brief description of how representative samples were reached (if applicable) and how the cultural assessment is administered:

This was the first time to conduct a sustainable culture assessment, and every student who participated in the courses of "Environmental Ethics" and "Environmental Education Curriculum Design" was selected as a representative sample to measure sustainable culture. Students complete and respond to online questionnaires outside of class hours. This questionnaire will be conducted on an annual basis in the future.

A brief summary of results from the cultural assessment:

The representative sample includes a total of 66 undergraduate and graduate students, distributed in 9 colleges, with a male to female ratio of 44:56.
The results of the questionnaire showed that 77% of the students understood the concept of sustainable development and the SDGs, and 94% agreed with the importance of studying sustainable development for college students. In addition, 38% of the students believe that Taiwan should give priority to the concept of "environmental protection" when promoting sustainable development, followed by 34% who believe that the same attention should be given to the three aspects of environmental protection, social justice and economic development.
Students mainly learned the concept of SDGs from courses (61%), followed by media reports (30%), they also expressed special attention to SDG5 gender equality (44%), and 67% of students implemented it in their daily life . Besides, 91% of the students did waste sorting and recycling, and 79% prepared personal tableware to prevent using disposable.
Finally, students felt that the institution's response to the SDGs in the four dimensions of "Curriculum and Teaching", "Student Life and Service Learning", "School Governance" and "Environmental Management" was at an appropriate level (61-80 %).

Website URL where information about the assessment of sustainability culture is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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