Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.61
Liaison Karen Marin-Hines
Submission Date March 3, 2023

STARS v2.2

Texas Tech University
AC-6: Sustainability Literacy Assessment

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 4.00 Jessica Bunyard
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution conduct an assessment of the sustainability literacy of its students?:

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::
Standalone evaluation without a follow-up assessment of the same cohort or representative samples

A copy of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment(s):
A list or sample of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment or the website URL where the assessment tool may be found:
Which of the following is the United Nations' definition of sustainable development? Please indicate which of the following are renewable resources. Do you think global warming is a serious issue that deserves attention? What are your general views on sustainability.

A brief description of how the literacy assessment was developed and/or when it was adopted:
Students in ENGL 3365 developed the survey using sample literacy surveys conducted previously at Texas Tech and other institutions of higher education. Students developed the survey and gathered responses from their course and some students across campus.

A brief description of how a representative sample was reached (if applicable) and how the assessment(s) were administered :
N/A survey was sent to a random sample.

A brief summary of results from the literacy assessment(s):
There are varying levels of sustainability knowledge at Texas Tech. The survey was random, so it reduced the potential for bias in the responses. The results from the survey are in the attached copy of the questions in the section above. These results are being used to guide sustainability outreach on campus.

Website URL where information about the sustainability literacy assessment is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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