|Submission Date||March 31, 2016|
South Dakota State University
AC-6: Sustainability Literacy Assessment
Facilities and Services
The percentage of students assessed for sustainability literacy (directly or by representative sample) and for whom a follow-up assessment is conducted:
The percentage of students assessed for sustainability literacy (directly or by representative sample) without a follow-up assessment:
A copy of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment(s):
The questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment(s) :
A brief description of how the assessment(s) were developed:
Sustainability assessments from various other universities and colleges were analyzed, and common questions were used for our survey.The goal was to use questions that were previously used and shown to be statistically successful. Sustainability value questions that pertained directly to SDSU were also included. Special thanks goes to the following universities for allowing us to utilize their questions: University of Maryland, Western Michigan University, University of North Carolina, Appalachian State University, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Missouri, Ohio State University and their Environmental & Social Sustainability Lab.
A brief description of how the assessment(s) were administered:
The survey was sent out to a representative sample. The pool of students came from those taking at least one class in Brookings (BR) or on the Brookings Main Campus (BRMC). The survey was sent out to 1/3 of the student population, which came out to 3,273 students. The students were given two weeks to respond and received one reminder e-mail.
A brief summary of results from the assessment(s):
Overall, students had an good understanding of sustainability.
The website URL where information about the literacy assessment(s) is available:
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