Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.78
Liaison Sarah Rykal
Submission Date Nov. 4, 2015
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STARS v2.0

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 4.00 Tim Cline
Graduate Assistant
Sustainability Office
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The percentage of students assessed for sustainability literacy (directly or by representative sample) and for whom a follow-up assessment is conducted:

The percentage of students assessed for sustainability literacy (directly or by representative sample) without a follow-up assessment:

A copy of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment(s):

The questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment(s) :

Questions were all subjective to each programs needs.

A brief description of how the assessment(s) were developed:

Assessments were developed based upon criteria needed for each specific program.

A brief description of how the assessment(s) were administered:

*ENSC-425 Environmental Science assesses students based on their final report and final presentation to their clients by the course instructor. The assessment is based upon the specific criteria of the client's project requests.

*MS in Marriage & Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling; MSE in Education; Eds in School of Psychology; and MS Ed in School Psychology entail continuous student assessment of sustainable social skills and abilities.

*BS and MS in Vocational Rehabilitation participated in a Planning and Review Committee assessment of the social skills and abilities required for students to appropriately handle social requirements.

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

All students who participate in programs with automatic assessments need to meet the desired scores in order to graduate.
The Vocational Rehabilitation PRC results are listed in the URL below.

The website URL where information about the literacy assessment(s) is available:

In 2014-2015, a GA in the Sustainability Office created a questionnaire for each academic department to complete. In most cases, the GA met with a department's faculty to explain the definition of sustainability and ask instructors if any of their courses were sustainability-focused or sustainability-related. In other cases, the department chair was provided with a copy of the STARS definition of sustainability and the department chair talked to instructors themselves to complete the questionnaire through an online survey or with a private interview with the GA.

*Sustainability literacy percentage was calculated through the sum of students assessed in the programs, divided by the total full-time student population.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.