Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.77
Liaison Nathanael Schildbach
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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University of Massachusetts Amherst
EN-6: Assessing Sustainability Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 1.00 Ezra Small
Sustainability Manager
Physical Plant
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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::
A subset of the campus community or a sample that may not be representative of the entire community

Which of the following best describes the structure of the cultural assessment? The assessment is administered::
Without a follow-up assessment of the same cohort or representative samples of the same population

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

As part of our 2017 Sustainability Integration Planning effort chaired by members of the Chancellor's Sustainability Advisory Committee, a survey was administered to students, faculty, and staff of the units and departments represented on the committee. The survey includes a section of questions related to success in fully integrating sustainability for the greatest impact, including a question specifically aimed to gauge the sustainability culture within that given area. This data is used to inform the priority and challenge areas that make up the Sustainability Integration Plan for the institution, published in late 2017.


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:

Part 3, Question 3.2: CULTURE: How would you describe the current culture of sustainability in your unit?


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

As part of our 2017 Sustainability Integration Planning effort chaired by members of the Chancellor's Sustainability Advisory Committee, a survey was administered to students, faculty, and staff of the units and departments represented on the committee. The survey includes a section of questions related to success in fully integrating sustainability for the greatest impact, including a question specifically aimed to gauge the sustainability culture within that given area. This data is used to inform the priority and challenge areas that make up the Sustainability Integration Plan for the institution, published in late 2017.


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

As part of our 2017 Sustainability Integration Planning effort chaired by members of the Chancellor's Sustainability Advisory Committee, a survey was administered to students, faculty, and staff of the units and departments represented on the committee. The survey includes a section of questions related to success in fully integrating sustainability for the greatest impact, including a question specifically aimed to gauge the sustainability culture within that given area. This data is used to inform the priority and challenge areas that make up the Sustainability Integration Plan for the institution, published in late 2017.


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