Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.77
Liaison Lexi Brewer
Submission Date July 25, 2012
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STARS v1.1

University of Puget Sound
ER-13: Sustainability Literacy Assessment

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Dan Sherman
Associate Professor
Environmental Studies
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Has the institution conducted a sustainability literacy assessment?:

Did the assessment include a baseline evaluation of students and then a follow-up evaluation of the same cohort?:

A copy of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment:
A copy of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment :

A brief description of how the assessment was developed:

This was developed by students and the university's office of institutional research. This survey collected a baseline assessment of freshmen and sophomore sustainability knowledge.

A brief description of how the assessment was administered:

The survey was distributed to all undergraduate students through the office of institutional research.

A brief summary of results from the assessment:

Results indicated that underclassmen come to Puget Sound with a fairly strong sustainability understanding. This was evidenced by overwhelmingly strong support for recycling as well as for increasing the number of materials recycled. The survey also helped us identify sustainability goals for next year, including reusable to-go food containers, increasing reusable to-go mugs in the cafes, community run on-campus farmer’s market, and a desired increase in sustainability pilot grants.

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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