Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.15
Liaison Leslie North
Submission Date March 3, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Western Kentucky University
EN-6: Assessing Sustainability Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Christian Ryan
Sustainability Coordinator
WKU
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Does the institution conduct an assessment of sustainability culture (i.e. the assessment focuses on sustainability values, behaviors and beliefs, and may also address awareness of campus sustainability initiatives)?:
Yes

Which of the following best describes the cultural assessment? The assessment is administered to::
The entire campus community (students, staff and faculty), directly or by representative sample

Which of the following best describes the structure of the cultural assessment? The assessment is administered::
Without a follow-up assessment of the same cohort or representative samples of the same population

A brief description of how and when the cultural assessment(s) were developed and/or adopted:

The WKU Sustainability Values, Awareness, and Behaviors survey was developed in collaboration between the students of an Environmental Ethics class, Student Government Association, and the Office of Sustainability. The survey was administered to the entire campus community in February 2017. This was the first year the survey was administered but it is intended to be administered annually each February to monitor change and identify priorities.


A copy or sample of the questions related to sustainability culture:
A sample of the questions related to sustainability culture or the website URL where the assessment tool is available:
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A brief description of how representative samples were reached (if applicable) and how the cultural assessment is administered:

An email is sent to the entire campus community (student-all, faculty-all, and staff-all) requesting participation. The email is sent both from the Office of Sustainability and also the Student Government Association Sustainability Committee.


A brief summary of results from the cultural assessment, including a description of any measurable changes over time:

This survey is still in progress. Results are still being collected and data has not yet been analyzed.


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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