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

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.51
Liaison Anya Spear
Submission Date July 29, 2011
President's Letter Download

STARS v1.1

California State University, Monterey Bay
ER-13: Sustainability Literacy Assessment

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Bob Rench
Associate Director
Campus Planning
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Has the institution conducted a sustainability literacy assessment?:
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?:
Did the assessment include a baseline evaluation of students and then a follow-up evaluation of the ... (no)

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 :

In your experience at your institution during the current school year, about how often have you done each of the following?
a. Completed an assignment that evaluates the sustainability of some activity
b. Analyzed the economic and /or social dimensions of an issue
c. Integrated knowledge from multiple academic disciplines in working on a project
d. Completed an assignment that evaluates our responsibilities to future generations

During the current school year, how much has your coursework emphasized the following mental ac¬tivities?
a. Understanding the complex relationships between economic, social, and ecological systems
b. Evaluating the moral dimensions of social and/or environmental problems
c. Comprehending ways in which human activities may exceed the carrying capacity of systems that support us

During the current school year, about how often have you done each of the following?
a. Participated in a campus or community sustainability project
b. Altered your behavior to become more sustainable
c. Went on a field trip in your bioregion

About how many hours do you spend in a typical 7-day week doing each of the following?
a. Participating in service that enhances campus or community life
b. Leading or facilitating any group activities
c. Engaging in activities that reduce your environmental impact

To what extent does your institution emphasize each of the following?
a. Taking responsibility for the welfare of your communities
b. Learning about sustainability
c. Understanding local economies and/or ecosystems

To what extent has your experience at this institution contributed to your knowledge, skills, and personal development in the following areas?
a. Articulating a vision of a just and sustainable society
b. Acquiring skills to work for social change
c. Understanding the consequences of your choices
d. Understanding complex systems


A brief description of how the assessment was developed:

This assessment is a part of the national NSSE student assessment that is being piloted at self-selected universities across the country.


A brief description of how the assessment was administered:

The survey was administered to a random sample of undergraduate first-year and senior students at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB).


A brief summary of results from the assessment:

As this assessment was administered recently, the results will be made available at our web page:

http://csumb.edu/search/redirect/11333?searchterm=iar


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

The information presented here is self-reported and has not been verified by AASHE or a third party. If you believe any of this information is erroneous, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Accuracy Inquiry Form.