Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 35.51
Liaison Sarah Mittlefehldt
Submission Date March 2, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Northern Michigan University
EN-6: Assessing Sustainability Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Sarah Mittlefehldt
Co-Chair, Sustainability Advisory Council
Earth, Environmental & Geographical Sciences
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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)?:

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::
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 assessment was developed by collaboration between students and faculty as part of NMU's Introduction to Sustainability course. The assessment was designed as a survey which assessed attitudes toward sustainability efforts on campus. The assessment was developed in Jan/Feb 2016 and administered on March 7, 2016.

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:

Please see Appendix B of the attached Sustainability Survey Report for a listing of the questions administered as part of the survey. Questions covered information such as awareness around sustainability, significance of sustainability as part of day-to-day activities, and attitudes around sustainability initiatives.

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

Representative samples were not used as the survey was administered to the entire campus community.

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

Results were reported both qualitatively and quantitatively. For quantitative results, results were reported generally as well as more detailed results regarding awareness around sustainability, sustainability as part of day-to-day activities, and mechanisms for instituting sustainable practices. Please see the attached report for more details on the results obtained from the survey.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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