Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.83
Liaison Mary Beth McGrew
Submission Date March 10, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of Cincinnati
AC-6: Sustainability Literacy Assessment

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 4.00 Daniel Hart
Sustainability Coordinator
Planning + Design + Construction
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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::
The entire (or predominate) student body, directly or by representative sample

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 sample of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment or the website URL where the assessment tool may be found:

n/a


A brief description of how the literacy assessment was developed and/or when it was adopted:

The Office of Sustainability collected examples of survey instruments being used by other schools to assess both student environmental literacy and their experience of campus culture as it relates to sustainability. These include Ohio State and the University of Maryland, with their ASK instrument; the annual survey American University conducts, and others. These instruments were adapted by the Office of Sustainability in cooperation with Institutional Research.


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

The survey is conducted and will be analyzed through the Office of Sustainability with assistance from UC’s Office of Institutional Research; the instrument delivering the survey will be Qualtrics. Students have a month in the fall (October 16-Nov 13) to respond. It will be sent to the entire student body and all faculty and staff.


A brief summary of results from the literacy assessment(s), including a description of any measurable changes over time:
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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