Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.10
Liaison Kimberly Hodge
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Washington and Lee University
AC-6: Sustainability Literacy Assessment

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 4.00 Kimberly Hodge
Director of Sustainability Initiatives and Education
Student Affairs
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Does the institution conduct an assessment of the sustainability literacy of its students?:
No

Which of the following best describes the literacy assessment? The assessment is administered to::
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Which of the following best describes the structure of the assessment? The assessment is administered as a::
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A copy of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment(s):
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A list or sample of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment or the website URL where the assessment tool may be found:

Questions in the survey include:
Climate change is happening. (Likert scale response options)
Climate change is human caused. (Likert scale response options)
List the greenhouse gasses.
List the media outlets where you normally get your information.


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

The Global Climate Change course was created in 2005 and has been taught in the winter terms of the following years: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2019. The survey has been administered in most, if not all, of these sections.


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

The survey is administered to all of the students in the class, and each student is asked to gather five survey responses from other W&L community members.


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

Belief in the existence of climate change and its causes has increased in our community over time, as has scientific literacy associated with the mechanisms of climate change.


Website URL where information about the sustainability literacy assessment is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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A pre- and post-assessment survey is sent every year through one of our courses, Global Climate Change. The survey is given to all of the students in the class, and each student is asked to gather survey responses from other community members. We received approval from AASHE staff that this survey work would count for this STARS component. We have filled this out to the best of our ability; however, we were unable to get a full report about this component before the date of submission. We will continue to gather the most accurate data and update this as necessary.

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.