Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.17
Liaison Ryan Kmetz
Submission Date July 26, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Maryland, Baltimore County
AC-6: Sustainability Literacy Assessment

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00
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Does the institution conduct an assessment of the sustainability literacy of its students?:
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::
Pre- and post-assessment to the same cohort or to representative samples in both a pre- and post-test

A copy of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment(s):
A list or sample of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment or the website URL where the assessment tool may be found:

Please see the uploaded copy of the survey and assessment.


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

The literacy assessment was developed in 2019 during UMBC's previous STARS reporting effort. The questions and methods were based upon the best practices of other STARS institutions.


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

The assessment is distributed via email at the start of every fall semester (either the last week of August or the first week of September). The email is sent out by the UMBC office of communications and cross-promoted by the Sustainability Office and on social media. The assessment is administered virtually via a Qualtrics Survey Tool.


A brief summary of results from the literacy assessment(s):
Website URL where information about the sustainability literacy assessment is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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