Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.27
Liaison Sarah Mittlefehldt
Submission Date Feb. 18, 2020

STARS v2.2

Northern Michigan University
EN-6: Assessing Sustainability Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 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?:
Yes

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::
Longitudinally to measure change over time

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

An assessment of attitudes toward sustainability efforts on campus was developed in Jan/Feb 2016 and administered on March 7, 2016 in a collaborative effort between students and faculty. In anticipation of this 2020 STARS report, members of the Sustainability Advisory Council administered a similar survey in January 2020. We had 581 responses to this survey and are in the process of using these data to inform our next Sustainability Plan.


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:

Questions covered information such as awareness around sustainability, significance of sustainability as part of day-to-day activities, and attitudes around sustainability initiatives, and transportation habits.


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:

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.


Website URL where information about the assessment of sustainability culture is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

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