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

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. It is the same survey as administered to the student population.

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:

Please see the attached PDF. The assessment tool is a Qualtrics Survey and is only available online when the survey is open (usually the last week of August through the middle of September).

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

The samples were reached via a university-wide email from the University's Office of Communications and cross-promoted by the Office of Sustainability. The assessment is administered by a Qualtrics Survey Tool.

A brief summary of results from the cultural assessment:
Website URL where information about the assessment of sustainability culture is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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