Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.49
Liaison Jun-Ming Chen
Submission Date Oct. 29, 2021

STARS v2.2

National Tsing Hua University
EN-6: Assessing Sustainability Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Fu-Ren Lin
Institute of Service Science, National Tsing Hua University
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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::
The entire campus community (students and employees) directly or by representative sample

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 survey was developed in 2021 by the Center for Institutional Research, NTHU. The Center is used to design a survey to understand the newly graduated students’ education and study experience. In 2021, The center started to include questions for freshly graduated students to answer their learned mindset, concepts, and skills in sustainability in SDGs. The survey results of 2021 graduates will be brought up to the university for assessing the sustainability education and enhancing the practice in the coming year.

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:

See file upload for all questions.

The learner knows about causes and impacts of poverty such as unequal distribution of resources and power, colonization, conflicts, disasters caused by natural hazards and other climate change-induced impacts, environmental degradation and technological disasters, and the lack of social protection systems and measures.
o Strongly disagree
o Disagree
o Average
o Agree
o Strongly agree

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

There are about 4,300 graduates in NTHU every year. This survey is considered as a required procedure before students leave the campus. Even though this is the first year to include SDGs cultural assessment questions in the survey, it is expected to have over 4,000 responses, a representative sample of NTHU. The Center for IR has been conducting the Graduating Students Learning Feedback Questionnaire every year, and will analyze the responses based on every part of the survey. Moreover, the Center for IR will present the conclusions and suggestions to the university that will give a direction for the university to enhance the sustainability education and practices in the coming year to grow the sustainability culture in NTHU.

A brief summary of results from the cultural assessment:

The Graduating Students Learning Feedback Questionnaire 2021 started from the beginning of June, 2021. It is still in progress. According to the survey, it will help NTHU to understand the cognitive learning objectives of SDGs that graduates during their undergraduate or graduate studies have acquired.

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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