Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.37
Liaison Preston Jacobsen
Submission Date April 3, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of Tennessee at Knoxville
AC-6: Sustainability Literacy Assessment

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 4.00 Preston Jacobsen
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Services
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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::
A subset of students or a sample that may not be representative of the predominant student body

Which of the following best describes the structure of the assessment? The assessment is administered as a::
Standalone evaluation without a follow-up assessment of the same cohort or representative samples

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

The UT Office of Sustainability collaborated with a group of students taking a Sustainability Psychology course during the Spring 2017 semester. The completed survey was distributed electronically to a random sample of the campus population, including students, faculty, and staff.


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

The assessment was distributed electronically via Qualtrics to a randomized sample of student, faculty and staff emails obtained from the Office of Strategic Enrollment Reporting and Analysis.


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

At the time of submission, the survey is still being conducted and results are not yet available. This is the pilot Sustainability Literacy assessment for campus and will be expanded to reach larger audiences and include a post-test in next few months.


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