Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.30
Liaison Nicholas Liu-Sontag
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2020
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New York University
EN-6: Assessing Sustainability Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Nicholas Liu-Sontag
Manager
Sustainability
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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::
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::
Longitudinally to measure change over time

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

The Sustainability Cultural Assessment was developed as a part of the NYUGreen Sustainability Quiz. The Quiz is distributed to the NYU Office of Sustainability email list, and is used as a benchmarking quiz for participants in the NYU GreenZone sustainability training to establish their baseline understanding of sustainability issues. The assessment was first performed in Spring 2020 and will be given on an ongoing basis.


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 the attached document


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

The assessment was initially administered to the NYU community in the Spring 2020. The survey was first distributed via the NYU Office of Sustainability email list, and will be administered to further groups in the future as a benchmark for participants in the NYU GreenZone sustainability training. Respondents received a link to the Google Form containing the survey, and responses were recorded by the Office of Sustainability.


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

The outcomes from the survey and a description of the impacts it has will be included in NYU's next report.


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