Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.35
Liaison Trevor Ledbetter
Submission Date May 2, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of Arizona
EN-6: Assessing Sustainability Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 1.00 Benjamin Champion
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution conduct an assessment of sustainability culture (i.e. the assessment focuses on sustainability values, behaviors and beliefs, and may also address awareness of campus sustainability initiatives)?:
Yes

Which of the following best describes the cultural assessment? The assessment is administered to::
A subset of the campus community or a sample that may not be representative of the entire community

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:

Online surveys of the entire student body, achieving a representative sampling, have been conducted nearly annually in recent years. The most recent of these surveys were in fall 2014 and fall 2015.


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

The assessment is administered via email invitation sent to all registered students. Financial incentives are offered to encourage participation. The number of respondents has been within the range of other surveys administered in similar ways via the UA Office of Assessment, and the sample size and demographics are sufficiently representative to provide reasonable fit to the overall student population.


A brief summary of results from the cultural assessment, including a description of any measurable changes over time:

Majorities of UA students are supportive of increased sustainability efforts at the university, although the degree of this support is not at the same level as some other areas of campus services to students. There have been relatively consistent results over the past three times that UA has administered this survey.


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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