Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.60
Liaison Mary Lucus
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Belmont University
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Mary Lucus
Director, IR
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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?:

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):

Belmont's Vision 2020 adopted in 2014 focuses in 2 of the 7 goals on sustainability.
WE WILL ensure long-term organizational strength by the efficient and responsible use of our resources, including:committing to environmentally sustainable practices as we pursue reducing our per-student carbon footprint;finding ways to educate our students regarding the importance of caring for the natural environment;striving to hold the cost of attendance increases to less than 5 percent per year
WE WILL continue our commitment to be “Nashville’s University,” aligning Belmont’s vision and resources with the ever-changing needs of the people in our community by:
■ being known for the active service-learning components of our curriculum;
■ leveraging our academic expertise to meet the needs for continuing education in Nashville;
■ committing to give of ourselves as faculty, staff, administrators and students to community service organizations and to offer ourselves for leadership positions when appropriate;
■ continuing to support the Bridges to Belmont initiative as a re-investment
in our community;
■ supporting community initiatives that align with our educational mission—such as the Middle Tennessee STEM Innovation Hub, Nashville Arts and Business Council and the Tennessee Arts Academy—within the boundaries
of fiscal responsibility; and
■ being a gathering place for the community for important events such as executive education, nonprofit fundraisers, fair and balanced political
debates and discussions, and responding to community-wide disasters
and emergencies.

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

All members of the Belmont community have been given the task of pursuing these goals.

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

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