Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.59
Liaison Maria Mendes
Submission Date Aug. 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Red River College Polytechnic
EN-6: Assessing Sustainability Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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::
Longitudinally to measure change over time

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

In February 2022, the Sustainability Office worked with the Institutional Analysis and Planning department to develop a survey for all staff and students to assess sustainability culture and literacy. The Sustainability Office regularly surveys staff and students on sustainability issues, however this was the first time we did one comprehensive survey (including sustainability literacy questions) to both groups at once. Therefore, some questions did not To develop the survey, we took questions from past surveys and looked at surveys from other institutions.

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:

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

Invitations to participate were sent to every active student and staff email, and follow up reminders were sent before the survey closed. To help encourage participation, the survey was also promoted in college-wide student and staff e-news and a message was sent to all staff and faculty encouraging their participation and asking them to encourage student participation. Staff and students who participated were also given the opportunity to enter a draw for one of five $50 gift cards from the Campus Store (3 for students, 2 for staff). We received responses for 1,102 responses from students and 650 responses from staff across the college.

A brief summary of results from the cultural assessment:
Website URL where information about the assessment of sustainability culture is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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