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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.41
Liaison Fletcher Alexander
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2018
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STARS v2.1

California State University, Chico
AC-6: Sustainability Literacy Assessment

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Nate Millard
Interim Director - First Year Experience
Undergraduate Education
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Does the institution conduct an assessment of the sustainability literacy of its students (i.e. an assessment focused on student knowledge of sustainability topics and challenges)?:
Yes

Which of the following best describes the literacy assessment? The assessment is administered to::
The entire (or predominate) student body, directly or by representative sample

Which of the following best describes the structure of the assessment? The assessment is administered as a::
Pre- and post-assessment to the same cohort or to representative samples in both a pre- and post-test

A copy of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment(s):
A sample of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment or the website URL where the assessment tool may be found:

(Attached)


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

During the curricular development of the General Education Sustainability Pathway assessment survey and Minor, a faculty learning community (six faculty members) from four separate colleges reviewed and modified the questionnaire.


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

During the spring semester of 2017 all students in general education courses were surveyed using the survey instrument. The survey was initially designed to measure knowledge acquisition, attitudes and behavior changes as a result of instruction of student enrolled in the GE Sustainability Studies Pathway.


A brief summary of results from the literacy assessment(s), including a description of any measurable changes over time:

We have demonstrated statistically significant difference in knowledge acquistion of the principle of sustainability between between the beginning of a semester and its end and between courses across the general education pathways.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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.