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Surveying sustainability culture across University staff and students


Beasy, K and Cotter, T and Peterson, C, Surveying sustainability culture across University staff and students, Proceedings of the 16th International ACTS Conference, 2-4 November 2016, Sunshine Coast, Australia, pp. 1-9. (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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The University of Tasmania with the assistance of Awake Consulting distributed an online sustainability survey in early 2016. The survey captured the voices of both staff and students with targeted surveys developed for each cohort. This paper will present on the methodology underpinning the design, the aims and intentions of the survey and consider how the survey will be used to inform the strategic direction and monitoring of sustainability across the University. Specifically, this paper will elaborate on the inclusive process for developing and implementing the survey; which received over 1500 responses in a two-week period. The paper will conclude with a reflection on the process with recommendations for other institutions paving a similar path.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:sustainability, students, higher education, survey
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Environmental sociology
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Beasy, K (Dr Kim Beasy)
UTAS Author:Peterson, C (Mr Corey Peterson)
ID Code:120529
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2017-08-28
Last Modified:2017-10-18

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