Getting to green : an examination of the relationship between institutional characteristics and sustainability achievement at four-year U.S.-based colleges and universities

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dc.contributor.advisor Wessel, Roger D.
dc.contributor.author Miller, Justin M.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-05-05T14:16:53Z
dc.date.available 2014-05-05T14:16:53Z
dc.date.created 2014-05-05
dc.date.issued 2014-05-03
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/198097
dc.description.abstract This study presents an examination of how institutional characteristics might influence a four-year institution of higher education’s achievement in sustainability, as measured by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS). Specifically, it examined the potential role Carnegie classification, sector, location, number of students, and number of tenuretrack faculty might play in an institution’s Education & Research, Operations, and Planning, Administration, & Engagement scores on the STARS instrument. Multivariate regression analysis and Classification and Regression Tree (CART) modeling were both administered to a data set of 204 U.S.-based four-year institutions. Results suggested that the number of tenuretrack faculty did have a significant, positive, influence on an institution’s Education & Research and Planning, Administration & Engagement scores. In addition, the CART analysis provided a number of organizational profiles that suggested the types of institutions that achieved significantly higher STARS scores, mainly those considered “liberal arts” and “research intensive”. A discussion on the role of faculty members in sustainability planning is provided as well as recommendations for campus sustainability leaders. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Educational Studies
dc.subject.lcsh Universities and colleges -- United States
dc.subject.lcsh Sustainable development reporting -- United States
dc.title Getting to green : an examination of the relationship between institutional characteristics and sustainability achievement at four-year U.S.-based colleges and universities en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (D. Ed.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1745379


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