Interpretations, Attitudes, Engagement, Practices and Knowledge

Dickinson administered surveys of sustainability interpretations, attitudes, engagement and practices to Dickinson students and employees in spring 2018 and spring 2019. The student survey also included knowledge questions to assess sustainability literacy. The survey instruments were developed by the Center for Sustainability Education (CSE) with support from the Office of Institutional Effectivness. Input to the survey instruments was obtained from students, recent alumni, faculty with expertise in survey design, CSE steering committee members, the President's Commission on Environmental Sustainability and the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, as well as from a review of surveys used by other institutions and relevant literature. The surveys will be administered each spring to create longitudinal data.

Random samples of 1000 students and 500 employees were invited to participate in the surveys in both years. 195 students responded to the survey in 2019 and 214 in 2019. 128 employees responded in 2018 and 226 responded in 2019. Results of the surveys are summarized in this report:

Sustainability at Dickinson: Interpretations, Attitudes, Engagement, Practices and Knowledge
Summary Results from 2018 and 2019 Surveys of Students, Faculty and Staff