Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.35
Liaison Peter Stiling
Submission Date Feb. 19, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of South Florida
EN-6: Assessing Sustainability Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Paul Dosal
Vice President for Student Affairs & Student Success
Provost's Office
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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)?:
Yes

Which of the following best describes the cultural assessment? The assessment is administered to::
A subset of the campus community or a sample that may not be representative of the entire community

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 annual Student Sustainability Survey is distributed to measure student opinions on campus sustainability. By taking the survey, students can directly promote a culture of campus sustainability that has the potential to benefit all USF students.

The Student Sustainability Survey is being conducted to assess our students' sustainability knowledge, sustainable practices, attitudes about sustainability topics, and awareness of the University's sustainability initiatives. This survey is entirely confidential and only the summarized results will be used.


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:

The incoming students all receive this survey after mid-terms in the Fall semester. Subsequently students are re-evaluated upon graduation to be used as the literacy assessment while including key questions to evaluate Sustainability Culture and campus engagement.


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

Students immediately receive the results ofthe survey where they can directly read their scores and review the correct answers. This is a supplemental method for getting information about the many sustainability activities available on campus.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The Sustainability Literacy survey includes specific questions about USF sustainability to assess the Sustainability Culture

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