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
EN-6: Assessing Sustainability Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Daniel Hart
Sustainability Coordinator
Planning + Design + Construction
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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::
The entire campus community (students, staff and faculty), directly or by representative sample

Which of the following best describes the structure of the cultural assessment? The assessment is administered::
Longitudinally to measure change over time

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

The Office of Sustainability, working with Institutional Research, inventoried the use fo such assessments at other US campuses and developed a survey for faculty, staff and students that incorporates culture as well as literacy. This is an online survey, administered in the Fall.


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 the attached file for a sample of the questions that will be asked regarding assessing sustainability culture.


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


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

The Office of Sustainability will post and analyze the results as they change over time, but there are not yet multiple years of data we can not speak to change over time.


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