Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.93
Liaison Gabrielle Jette
Submission Date April 13, 2022

STARS v2.2

The Catholic University of America
EN-6: Assessing Sustainability Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00
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Does the institution conduct an assessment of sustainability culture?:
Yes

Which of the following best describes the cultural assessment? The assessment is administered to::
The entire campus community (students and employees) directly or by representative sample

Which of the following best describes the structure of the cultural assessment? The assessment is administered::
Without a follow-up assessment of the same cohort or representative samples of the same population

A brief description of how and when the cultural assessment(s) were developed and/or adopted:

In Spring 2022, the Busch School of Business Consulting Class developed a survey to assess the level of awareness among the campus population, including students, staff, and faculty, of the University's 5-Year Sustainability Plan and the importance of various sustainability initiatives, among other objectives.


A copy or sample of the questions related to sustainability culture:
A sample of the questions related to sustainability culture or the website URL where the assessment tool is available:

See attached.


A brief description of how representative samples were reached (if applicable) and how the cultural assessment is administered:

The survey was developed in coordination with the Office of Financial Planning, Institutional Research and Assessment who administered the survey using Qualtrics in March 2022.


A brief summary of results from the cultural assessment:

The survey was completed by over 400 respondents (46% of respondents were students, 35% were staff, and 19% were faculty). Over 60% of respondents indicated that sustainability is very or extremely important to them personally and 32% of respondents have scanned or read the 5-Year Sustainability Plan. Respondents also provided a variety of other data that will help inform sustainability initiatives over the coming years.


Website URL where information about the assessment of sustainability culture is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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