Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.39
Liaison Laura Draucker
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Amherst College
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Laura Draucker
Director of Sustainability
Office of Environmental Sustainability
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Does the institution have an ongoing program or programs that offer incentives for faculty in multiple disciplines or departments to develop new sustainability courses and/or incorporate sustainability into existing courses?:
Yes

A brief description of the program(s), including positive outcomes during the previous three years (e.g. descriptions of new courses or course content resulting from the program):

The Dayton Environmental Science fund support proposals from the Faculty for the evolution of the study of environmental science. The fund supports proposals for:

*Development of new courses. A $5,000 summer stipend may be requested for the development of a new course in some aspect of environmental science.
*Funding for the incorporation of material on environmental science into existing courses.
*Funding for the development of laboratory modules in environmental science. The goal of such modules would be to help students understand, through new laboratory exercises, the ways in which concepts basic to each of the sciences can be applied to the environment.
*Seminars. It is anticipated that voluntary, interdisciplinary seminars will be organized by one or more members of the faculty and will consist of presentations by faculty, students, and invited speakers.
*Equipment. Modest funding is available for instructional laboratory equipment or computer software germane to the development of new laboratory modules and new courses directly related to environmental science.
*Summer Stipend for Student Assistant. $400 per week for up to 10 weeks.


A brief description of the incentives that faculty members who participate in the program(s) receive:

Faculty members can receive funding from $500 to $10,000.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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