TITLE

Toward Instruments of Assessing Sustainability Knowledge: Assessment development, process, and results from a pilot survey at the University of Maryland

AUTHOR(S)
Horvath, Nicole; Stewart, Mark; Shea, Marybeth
PUB. DATE
June 2013
SOURCE
Journal of Sustainability Education;Jun2013, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Colleges and universities strive to educate all students for a sustainable future; however, few institutions assess students' knowledge of sustainability concepts. undreds of institutions are currently measuring their overall sustainability performance using the Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS), which offers a boost to an institution's overall sustainability rating if that institution conducts a "sustainability literacy assessment." Largely due to the popularity of STARS, many faculty and staff who are involved with campus sustainability management are seeking an easy-to-replicate assessment process and instrument. esearchers at the University of Maryland developed and conducted a sustainability knowledge assessment to meet the needs of their campus and to contribute a model for the greater higher education community. his paper shares the development process, assessment instrument, significant findings, and recommendations for campuses seeking to conduct their own assessment. orrespondence should be directed to the University of Maryland - Office of Sustainability at sustainability@umd.edu
ACCESSION #
88365757

 

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