Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.85
Liaison Ruairi O'Mahony
Submission Date May 1, 2015
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University of Massachusetts Lowell
AC-6: Sustainability Literacy Assessment

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 4.00 Juliette Rooney-Varga
Director & Associate Professor
Climate Change Initiative & Biological Sciences
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The percentage of students assessed for sustainability literacy (directly or by representative sample) and for whom a follow-up assessment is conducted:
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The percentage of students assessed for sustainability literacy (directly or by representative sample) without a follow-up assessment:
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A copy of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment(s):
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The questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment(s) :
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A brief description of how the assessment(s) were developed:
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A brief description of how the assessment(s) were administered:
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A brief summary of results from the assessment(s):
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The website URL where information about the literacy assessment(s) is available:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
The Climate Action Plan Student Life Subcommittee distributed a Climate Action Survey to all UMass Lowell students, 1,596 students participated. This survey helped indicate to the committee that it needs to educate students more on the topics of: recycling items other than cans and bottles, green laundry usage and products, as well as accentuate the bike share program we offer here on campus. All UMass Lowell Students were provided the opportunity to complete the survey (11,725 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in fall 2013) and 1,596 students responded for a percentage of 13.6%. A follow-up assessment has not been conducted. A copy of the survey is here: http://www.uml.edu/docs/Results%20of%20Climate%20Action%20Committee%20Survey_tcm18-150537.pdf Based on our assessment of the Climate Action Survey, it would not meet the definition of a literacy assessment which aims to focus on the knowledge of students on sustainability topics. The Climate Action survey focused primarily on values, behaviors and beliefs which are not sufficient to earn points for this credit. http://www.uml.edu/Sustainability/Climate-Action-Plan/Student-Life.aspx

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