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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 Silver
Overall Score 63.92
Liaison Rania Assariotaki
Submission Date Dec. 15, 2017
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STARS v2.1

The American College of Greece
AC-6: Sustainability Literacy Assessment

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Michael Valahas
Dr.
Center of Excellence for Sustainability/Environmental Studies
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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:
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A brief description of how the literacy assessment was developed and/or when it was adopted:

The survey was developed and administered by the Center of Excellence for Sustainability at the Office of Public Affairs in order to gauge progress on sustainability awareness in the ACG community.


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

The survey was submitted to the ACG's IT department who prepared an electronic version, based on a survey specific software platform. This version was distributed by e-mail.


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

A brief summary of the results and the changes in trends witnessed compared to the 2015 survey.

66% stated that “Sustainability” with regard to natural resources means: Using as many natural resources as are replaced by natural processes (2015, 65%).

75% answered that they are interested in sustainability, whilst the "not interested percentage was 3%. (2015 73% ,2%)

15% stated that they feel confident to explain the sustainability concept. 10% stated that they are not confident and 32% partially confident. (2015 23%, 23%, 44%)

63% stated that they actively recycle waste. 30 % recycling often but not always.(2015 59%, 32%)

The full Survey is available upon request


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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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.