Graham Sustainability Institute

SCIP Materials


Case Studies


View Sample Pages of the Questionnaire

Request SCIP Questionnaires

The SCIP questionnaires are available for download. Download links will be immediately emailed after completing a simple form via the following link.

Download SCIP Questionnaires (2018 versions)


Request SCIP Datasets

Researchers are invited to request copies of the datasets (student cross section datasets, faculty/staff cross section datasets, and the student panel dataset). Simply complete the form following the link below.

Dataset Request Form

Other Materials

  • Multi-Year Composite File (Excel)
    This file contains frequency distribution and index scores for each year of data collection with the Sustainability Cultural Indicators Program (2012-2015).
  • SCIP Questionnaire Bridge (Excel)
    Shows alignment of questions and changes from year to year for the two versions of the questionnaire – faculty/staff version and student version – along with question type and fit with Campus Sustainability Integrated Assessment goal areas.

Methodology Report

This report provides information on items such sample development, recruitment strategies, response rates, a definition of a completed questionnaire, and sample weights.

CIRP Sustainability Questions

Response results from 5 supplementary sustainability questions included on the annual U-M version of the entering undergraduate student study of the Cooperative Institutional Research Program.

Contact Information

John Callewaert, Ph.D.
SCIP Co-Principal Investigator
University of Michigan
(734) 764-5792

Robert W. Marans Ph.D. FAICP
SCIP Co-Principal Investigator
Research Professor
Institute for Social Research
426 Thompson Street
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor MI 48106 U.S.A.
(734) 763-9818


Publications and Presentations



    The SCIP analytical work would not have been possible without the assistance of Will Chan, Minako Edgar, Mary Hirt, and Leonard Ang. Mr. Chan was instrumental in the preparation of the indicators and conducting statistical tests mentioned throughout the report whereas Ms. Edgar assumed responsibility for the GIS mapping, compiling and organizing the environmental data, and overall data management. Ms. Hirt and Mr. Ang produced the appendix tables and helped organize materials for this report.

    Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz from the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication was also helpful provided data from national surveys on attitudes toward climate change for the U.S. population.

    We also acknowledge the guidance provided by Dan Zahs, Heather Schroeder, and Andrew Hupp from Survey Research Operations (SRO) of ISR’s Survey Research Center. Mr. Hupp in particular, worked closely with us on questionnaire development and assumed responsibility for its programming and administration, and the overall methodology report. 

    We are particularly grateful to the University’s Office of Campus Sustainability (OCS) and the Plant Operations Department (POD) for their cooperation in providing annual environment data discussed in this report. In particular, Ken Keeler from OCS worked closely with us in collecting 2012 through 2015 data covering energy use and CO2 emissions for buildings within each region and sub-region of the Ann Arbor campus, while Tracy Artley, Sustainability Programs Coordinator in  POD’s Plant Building and Grounds Services played a similar collaborative role in compiling the waste data for dumpsters associated with each building on campus.

    Finally, sincere appreciation must be extended to key leaders at the University of Michigan whose support makes SCIP possible.  They include former President Mary Sue Coleman and current President Mark Schlissel, former ISR Director James Jackson and current Director David Lam, Graham Institute Director Don Scavia and Deputy Director Drew Horning, U-M Women’s Basketball Coach Kim Barnes Arico, the U-M Athletic Department, and the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost.