Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.33
Liaison Brad Spanbauer
Submission Date Jan. 29, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
AC-6: Sustainability Literacy Assessment

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 4.00 Brian Kermath
Sustainability Director
Sustainability Office
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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::
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:
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A brief description of how the literacy assessment was developed and/or when it was adopted:

A committee of faculty from various disciplines formed an ad hoc committee to develop a set of questions that addressed essential learning outcomes related to sustainability for any USP course that includes sustainability as a signature question in a Quest 1 course.


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

All students in the USP program explore sustainability as one of their three Quest courses in general education. The students were first tested in the very beginning of the semester and again at the very end. Students enrolled in Quest 1 courses with the sustainability signature question were assessed using the pre- and post-test.


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

Attached are the most recent set of results in the original assessment document.


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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