Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.33
Liaison Ryan Kmetz
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Maryland, Baltimore County
EN-6: Assessing Sustainability Culture

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

Does the institution conduct an assessment of sustainability culture?:

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::
Longitudinally to measure change over time

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

The cultural assessment was developed in 2019 to establish a method for identifying interests and trends in the community. This assessment will be administered each fall to measure change over time.

Additionally, there is a facilities assessment administered, every 2 years, to staff and faculty that asks about sustainability.

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:

The facilities questionnaire specifically askes faculty, staff, and students how important sustainability is to them.

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

The samples were reached via university wide email solicitation. The assessment is administered via a surveymonkey.

A brief summary of results from the cultural assessment:

The cultural assessment established a baseline for sustainability actions. The cultural assessment has a 95% confident interval, with a margin of error of 5.5%.

Important results from the survey include:
3 out of 4 students have heard the term "sustainability" and 87% (+/- 5.5%) are interested in learning more about sustainability.

Website URL where information about the assessment of sustainability culture is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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