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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 67.42
Liaison Beverley Ayeni
Submission Date Oct. 6, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Western University
AC-6: Sustainability Literacy Assessment

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.22 / 4.00 Stefanie De Adder
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
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The percentage of students assessed for sustainability literacy (directly or by representative sample) and for whom a follow-up assessment is conducted:
0

The percentage of students assessed for sustainability literacy (directly or by representative sample) without a follow-up assessment:
100

A copy of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment(s):
The questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment(s) :
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A brief description of how the assessment(s) were developed:

The assessment was developed based on identifying sustainability related initiatives and features on campus and devising an array of questions to determine the knowledge/experience each student has about each. This survey will also contribute to the Presidents Advisory Council on Environment and Sustainability's (PACES) goals for sustainability by identifying items that need to be better conveyed to students and to determine the best way of reaching out to different types of students.


A brief description of how the assessment(s) were administered:

The Western University Sustainability Assessment was administered via email to all undergraduate and graduate students at Western. The email provided a link to an online survey that students could opt to take part in for the chance of winning one of several campus related gift cards and merchandise (BookStore, Hospitality Services, etc.).


A brief summary of results from the assessment(s):

The results of this assessment are currently being compiled. A follow-up survey is in the early stages of development, but will likely be very similar to the initial survey.


The website URL where information about the literacy assessment(s) is available:
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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.