Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.21
Liaison Alan Burr
Submission Date July 5, 2023

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 4.00 Alan Burr
Sustainability Coordinator
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Does the institution conduct an assessment of the sustainability literacy of its students?:

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::
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 list or sample of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment or the website URL where the assessment tool may be found:
A brief description of how the literacy assessment was developed and/or when it was adopted:

We used a sampling of the same questions used by many AASHE institutions.
(Roosevelt University, UW-La Crosse, The Ohio State University, University of Maryland, etc). We choose to do this so we could compare our results to a broader sampling.

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

We conducted on online survey during April of 2022 administered to a representative sampling of all UW-Platteville students that was equally distributed across gender and enrollment year (the sample was developed by the campus Assessment Office using their standard protocols). Each student could only respond once and responses were kept anonymous (we could not connect responses to individuals). We had a response rate of 11.12%. The assessment is administered to a representative sample of students in April of every other year; the next survey will be administered in Spring of 2024.

A brief summary of results from the literacy assessment(s):

The majority of our students answered the understood the impacts of climate change, the name of our ecological region (Driftless Region), stormwater impacts, and the most common definition of sustainability. Our students were less aligned on their knowledge of our energy sources, the prioritization of the three R's, and ecological footprints.

Website URL where information about the sustainability literacy assessment is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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