Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.37
Liaison Angie Kim
Submission Date Oct. 31, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Purchase College - State University of New York
AC-6: Sustainability Literacy Assessment

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 4.00 Angie Kim
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
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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)?:
Yes

Which of the following best describes the literacy assessment? The assessment is administered to::
A subset of students or a sample that may not be representative of the predominant student body

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 sample of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment or the website URL where the assessment tool may be found:
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A brief description of how the literacy assessment was developed and/or when it was adopted:

The literacy assessment was developed by the Sustainability Coordinator in part of Campus Sustainability Month. Questions were chosen to represent various topics regarding sustainability. An email link to the survey was sent as a broadcast email to the entire campus community.


A brief description of how a representative sample was reached (if applicable) and how the assessment(s) were administered :

The sample was reached through a campus-wide email blast with a link to an online survey. Those who participated received an email to also participate in a post-assessment after a month of informational events.


A brief summary of results from the literacy assessment(s), including a description of any measurable changes over time:

The literacy assessment proved to have positive results. Students learned more information after attending events, lectures and programs hosted by Sustainability. At the end of the assessment it was found that over 60% of participants improved their scores from the pre-assessment. This assessment was administered after only a short-time frame but there are plans to scale up.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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