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Survey of University Community Gathering Information to Support UMass Amherst’s Sustainability Planning

UMass Amherst is surveying staff, faculty and graduate students to gather information to support the university’s planning for sustainability. The input received will shape the future direction of the university’s collective work around key areas of academics, research, creative work, extension and engagement. The survey results will inform campus priorities and programming, including the development of new academic programs and course offerings.

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Administered by Rob DeConto, director of the School of Earth and Sustainability, the confidential survey includes questions about respondents’ awareness of university sustainability initiatives, perspective on sustainability priorities and their own work that is focused on or aligned with sustainability.

The survey is voluntary and takes 5-12 minutes to complete, depending on the respondent’s level of involvement with sustainability-related work. Data records will include administrative data – such as college/school, VC area, and role – but no individuals will be identifiable in any reports, presentations or publications of the results.

All faculty, graduate students and professional staff have been invited to participate in the survey, which will remain open until Wednesday, Dec. 6th at 5 p.m.

Individual, personalized survey links have been sent to prospective respondents over the past two weeks. To access the survey, check your email inbox for messages sent Nov. 15, 20 and 27 from the sender “School of Earth and Sustainability” and the email address

Any questions regarding the survey can be directed to Liz Williams of the Office of Academic Planning & Assessment at