Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.11
Liaison R. Johnston
Submission Date March 10, 2014
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University of Missouri, Kansas City
AC-6: Sustainability Literacy Assessment

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.89 / 4.00 R. Kaye Johnston
Sustainability Coordinator
Campus Facilities
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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:

The percentage of students assessed for sustainability literacy (directly or by representative sample) without a follow-up assessment:

A copy of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment(s):
The questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment(s) :

A brief description of how the assessment(s) were developed:

The Sustainability Survey was developed with all four University of Missouri campus Sustainability Coordinators in partnership with UMKC Institutional Research. The survey was developed to create a baseline assessment of the sustainability literacy on each campus and will be updated and sent out to campus students, faculty and staff every two years.

A brief description of how the assessment(s) were administered:

The assessment was administered as a survey instrument through UMKC Institutional Research via Survey Monkey

A brief summary of results from the assessment(s):

Overview of Preliminary Findings
The following bullet points contain the key findings from the preliminary reports retrieved from Survey Monkey on November 9, 2012.
Across campus, awareness of recycling and waste reduction efforts was the greatest, ranging from 88% to 97% of respondents aware of these efforts.
The definition of sustainability resonating most was the following:
“Taking the long-term view of how our actions affect future generations and making sure we don’t deplete resources or cause pollution at rates faster than the earth is able to renew them.”
The overwhelming majority of respondents is at least ‘slightly interested’ in environmental issues. Similarly, most respondents believe environmental issues affect their lives.
Sixty percent or greater report a willingness (moderately or strongly willing) to participate in sustainability activities on campus.
The campus could benefit from greater efforts to communicate contact information for the sustainability offices on campus. Sixty percent or greater did not know the contact person on campus.
Responses varied to how well-informed the campus community is regarding sustainability efforts.

The website URL where information about the literacy assessment(s) is available:

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