Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.07
Liaison Michael Chapman
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Nova Scotia Community College
AC-6: Sustainability Literacy Assessment

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Kirk Herman
Environmental Engineer
Facilities and Engineering
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution conduct an assessment of the sustainability literacy of its students?:

Which of the following best describes the literacy assessment? The assessment is administered to::
The entire (or predominate) student body, directly or by representative sample

Which of the following best describes the structure of the assessment? The assessment is administered as a::
Pre- and post-assessment to the same cohort or to representative samples in both a pre- and post-test

A copy of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment(s):
A list or sample of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment or the website URL where the assessment tool may be found:

A brief description of how the literacy assessment was developed and/or when it was adopted:
The literacy assessment for students was developed by NSCC's Sustainability team in collaboration with Institutional Research. This was paired with the Sustainability Culture assessment (EN-6) in order to limit survey fatigue experienced by students. The pre-assessment survey was distributed to all NSCC students in advance of the 2019/20 Fall Academic semester. The post-assessment survey is scheduled to be conducted at the end of the Spring 2019/20 semester. Due to the amount of 1-2 year programs at NSCC, this is the only way we can ensure we capture measurable changes in student sustainability literacy.

A brief description of how a representative sample was reached (if applicable) and how the assessment(s) were administered :
The assessment was sent directly to all NSCC student emails in advance of the 2109/20 Fall academic semester. There was a 30% response rate (3000+ responses).

A brief summary of results from the literacy assessment(s):
Pending scheduled post-assessment survey.

Website URL where information about the sustainability literacy assessment is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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