Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.89
Liaison Ann Drevno
Submission Date Jan. 25, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Saint Mary's College of California
AC-6: Sustainability Literacy Assessment

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.26 / 4.00 Riley Smith
Sustainability Director
Student Life
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The percentage of students assessed for sustainability literacy (directly or by representative sample) and for whom a follow-up assessment is conducted:
0

The percentage of students assessed for sustainability literacy (directly or by representative sample) without a follow-up assessment:
11.50

A copy of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment(s):
The questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment(s) :

See attached.


A brief description of how the assessment(s) were developed:

The assessment was developed by taking a representative sample of other universities/colleges who have already developed their sustainability literacy assessment.


A brief description of how the assessment(s) were administered:

The assessment was administered in concert with the annual CIRP (Cooperative Institutional Research Program) survey given to Freshman.

The 2015-16 academic year was the first time administered, and we look to continue to assess incoming Freshman and outgoing Seniors to determine the success of our curriculum.


A brief summary of results from the assessment(s):

Based off our short assessment, students were more prone to understand sustainability on a global scale (over local), have knowledge of a topic (but not able to associate the appropriate behavior to that topic), and showed an equal level of understandings of various topics (waste, water, energy, climate, socio-economics).


The website URL where information about the literacy assessment(s) is available:
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This credit's report comes from the 2015-16 academic year (AY). 316 Freshman students took the survey out of a total of 2,751 enrolled students (11.5%). We chose not to do a representative sample, being that this is the first year we gave the survey.

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