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Liaison Dorothea Von Herder
Submission Date Aug. 18, 2011
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Wellesley College
ER-13: Sustainability Literacy Assessment

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Patrick Willoughby
Sustainability Director
Facilities
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Has the institution conducted a sustainability literacy assessment?:
Yes

Did the assessment include a baseline evaluation of students and then a follow-up evaluation of the same cohort?:
Yes

A copy of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment:
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A copy of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment :

1. Name:

2. Email:

3. What is sustainability, in your own words?

4. I want to learn more about sustainability at Wellesley College.
- Yes
- No
Any specific topics in mind?

5. I took sustainable practices and goals into consideration when I chose Wellesley College.
- Yes
- No
Did any specific practice interest you?

6. I plan on taking at least one course on sustainability topics.
- Yes
- No
- Maybe

7. I am aware of Wellesley College's goal to significantly reduce water consumption, waste (through waste reduction and increased recycling) and electrical usage by 2013.
- Yes
- No

8. Indicate which sustainability topics you are familiar with:
Climate change, Recycling, Biodiversity loss, Environmental health, Fair trade, Pollution, Environmental literature, Alternative/public transportation, Eco-tourism, Clean water access, Composting, Animal rights, Environmental justice, waste management, Conservation Workers' rights, Environmentally responsible investing, Agricultural reform, Fishing, Sustainable development, Environmental education, Land use, Bicycling, Slow food, Renewable energy, International environmental regulation
Other(s):

9. Indicate which sustainability topics you are interested in learning more about:
Climate change, Recycling, Biodiversity loss, Environmental health, Fair trade, Pollution, Environmental literature, Alternative/public transportation, Eco-tourism, Clean water access, Composting, Animal rights, Environmental justice, waste management, Conservation Workers' rights, Environmentally responsible investing, Agricultural reform, Fishing, Sustainable development, Environmental education, Land use, Bicycling, Slow food, Renewable energy, International environmental regulation
Other(s):


A brief description of how the assessment was developed:

The assessment was developed by a team within the Office of Sustainability. We wanted to create a comprehensive overview of what we believe graduated high school students may understand. Our follow up assessment will be adhered to Wellesley's promotion of sustainability and the universal understandings from a college education.


A brief description of how the assessment was administered:

The assessment is being distributed to incoming first years this year. The URL is being posted on the incoming students' portal, and will be available online during orientation as well. We did not want to waste paper distributing a survey, so we created an online survey with a free survey tool website. A follow up assessment will be administered upon the students graduation.


A brief summary of results from the assessment:

We do not yet have results because the surveys have not been completed yet.


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

We are currently pursuing a literacy assessment which will target incoming first-year students during orientation.

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