- Case Studies
- Other Materials
- Contact Information
- Publications /Presentations
- Year 4 Report (2015)
- Year 3 Report (2014)
- Year 3 Report Overview (2014)
- Year 2 Report (2013)
- Year 2 Report Overview (2013)
- Year 1 Report (2012)
- Year 1 Report Overview (2012)
- A SCIP data Nursing School dissertation (pdf)
- Using SCIP data as a teaching tool (pdf)
- Using SCIP data to improve campus transportation (pdf)
- The Sustainability Cultural Indicators Program Case Study, from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Campus Sustainability Hub (HTML), (This content is only available to AASHE member institutions).
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.
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.
- 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.
This report provides information on items such sample development, recruitment strategies, response rates, a definition of a completed questionnaire, and sample weights.
- Methodology Report (PDF)
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.
John Callewaert, Ph.D.
SCIP Co-Principal Investigator
University of Michigan
Robert W. Marans Ph.D. FAICP
SCIP Co-Principal Investigator
Institute for Social Research
426 Thompson Street
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor MI 48106 U.S.A.
Publications and Presentations
- Measuring Progress Over Time: The Sustainability Cultural Indicators Program at the University of Michigan, (PDF) J. Callewaert and R.W. Marans
- Evaluating Sustainability Initiatives on University Campuses: A Case Study from the University of Michigan’s Sustainability Cultural Indicators Program, (PDF) R.W. Marans and J. Callewaert
- SCIP Update December 2016 (PowerPoint)
- SCIP Datasets Workshop January 2016 (PowerPoint)
- Can Previous Response Behavior Predict Future Breakoff in Web Surveys? Felicitas Mittereder, (U-M Survey Methodology Program) selected by the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research as the 2017 Allan McCutcheon Award for Best Methodology Paper.
- Green Cities and Ivory Towers: How do Higher Education Sustainability Initiatives Shape Millennials’ Consumption Practices? Ethan Schoolman, Mike Shriberg, Sarah Schwimmer and Marie Tysman (September 2016) This paper won a Campus Sustainability Research Award at the 2017 conference of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability and Higher Education (AASHE).
- Links Between Sustainability-Related Awareness and Behavior: The Moderating Role of Engagement. Gregory Cogut (U-M Undergraduate Research Program) & Noah Webster (U-M Institute for Social Research)
- Report indicates campus sustainability efforts are working
- University of Michigan Surveying Faculty, Students, & Staff about Sustainability
- Year-Two Survey Findings: U-M Campus Sustainability Awareness is Up, Actions Lag
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.