Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.35
Liaison Peter Stiling
Submission Date Feb. 19, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of South Florida
AC-6: Sustainability Literacy Assessment

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Tom Miller
Vice President
Student Affairs
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Does the institution conduct an assessment of the sustainability literacy of its students (i.e. an assessment focused on student knowledge of sustainability topics and challenges)?:
Yes

Which of the following best describes the literacy assessment? The assessment is administered to::
The entire (or predominate) student body, directly or by representative sample

Which of the following best describes the structure of the assessment? The assessment is administered as a::
Pre- and post-assessment to the same cohort or to representative samples in both a pre- and post-test

A copy of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment(s):
A sample of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment or the website URL where the assessment tool may be found:

See attached file, for original survey. This survey was administered to all newly entering USF students to obtain a suitable sample that will also be taking the USF exit survey upon graduation.


A brief description of how the literacy assessment was developed and/or when it was adopted:

The assessment was developed as part of an undergraduate honors thesis research project in cooperation with the Patel College of Global Sustainability and Learning Gate Community School, a not-for-profit, environmentally themed charter school for grades K-8 in the Tampa Bay region.


A brief description of how a representative sample was reached (if applicable) and how the assessment(s) were administered :

The survey was administered online through a direct email to all incoming students.


A brief summary of results from the literacy assessment(s), including a description of any measurable changes over time:

The attached Literacy Assessment and the sample methods and population has been completely revised this year to establish a more rigorous sample.


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