|Submission Date||Feb. 28, 2019|
St. Lawrence College
AC-6: Sustainability Literacy Assessment
|1.00 / 4.00|
Does the institution conduct an assessment of the sustainability literacy of its students (i.e. an assessment focused on student knowledge of sustainability topics and challenges)?:
Which of the following best describes the literacy assessment? The assessment is administered to::
Which of the following best describes the structure of the assessment? The assessment is administered as a::
A copy of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment(s):
A 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 questions in the assessment were selected from examples from other colleges and universities and then in some cases were adapted to Ontario's economic, environmental and social landscape. We utilized google forms
A brief description of how a representative sample was reached (if applicable) and how the assessment(s) were administered :
The sample student body is from the Energy Systems Engineering Technology program, a program that focuses on renewable energy and energy management. The program has three cohorts and each was given the assessment during course hours. The sustainability manager visited each class, and described the nature of the assessment and gave a background on the the AASHE and STARS. Students were given 15 minutes to submit there anonymous answers to the survey questions. Once the surveys were complete, we have a 15 minute discussion about the questions and results.
A brief summary of results from the literacy assessment(s), including a description of any measurable changes over time:
This was our first sustainability assessment. In the future the entire student body will be assessed. The results from our first sample survey were promising. Students seem to understand the potential effects of climate change, the contributing factors and the urgency of the issue. They may not completely understand the broad definition of sustainability, as only 31 students realized that tit includes Social, Environmental and Economic.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.