Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.79
Liaison Leslie North
Submission Date March 5, 2020

STARS v2.2

Western Kentucky University
EN-6: Assessing Sustainability Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Leslie North
Director of Sustainability
Geography and Geology
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Does the institution conduct an assessment of sustainability culture?:

Which of the following best describes the cultural assessment? The assessment is administered to::
The entire campus community (students and employees) 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 2017 WKU Sustainability Values, Awareness, and Behaviors survey was developed in collaboration between the students of an Environmental Ethics class, Student Government Association, the Office of Sustainability, and Research Coordinator, Dr. Matt Foraker. The survey was first administered to the entire campus community in February 2017. The survey was edited, revised, and administered again in April 2018, in collaboration with Earth Week.

In January 2020, the Student Government Association administered a survey related to food insecurity needs and perceptions. The survey also included questions about support for sustainability among the student body population.

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:

See Attached File.

A brief description of how representative samples were reached (if applicable) and how the cultural assessment is administered:

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

A brief summary of results from the cultural assessment:

Results of the latest sustainability survey are still being collected and data has not yet been analyzed.

Website URL where information about the assessment of sustainability culture is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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