Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.49
Liaison Cody Friend
Submission Date Feb. 13, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of Nebraska at Omaha
EN-6: Assessing Sustainability Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Sarah Burke
Sustainability Coordinator
Student Affairs
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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)?:

Which of the following best describes the cultural assessment? The assessment is administered to::
The entire campus community (students, staff and faculty), 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 Sustainability Survey is sent to all members of the UNO community asking questions pertaining to sustainability awareness, general familiarity, knowledge, and self-reported behavior. In addition, the survey is used to gauge support about the direction the campus community would like to see happen on campus in regards to sustainability.

The results of the survey are tabulated to determine UNO's Sustainability Index. The Sustainability Master Plan has a goal to have our Sustainability Index be 75% by 2025.

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:

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

Online survey tool in which members of the UNO community were able to access. The invitation to participate was sent through the University Newsletter, Sustainability Newsletter, Social Media, and Word of Mouth. Prizes were offered to individuals to participate to create a broader, more diverse pool of participants.

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

The results of the survey showed that we have an overall Sustainability Index of 52%, no change since the last survey was administered. We did see a slight increase in the categories of Familiarity and Awareness; however, there was a slight decrease in the categories of Knowledge and Behavior. 91% of participants stated that it was either very important or important that UNO was committed to sustainability.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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