Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 62.57
Liaison Kylee Singh
Submission Date Feb. 16, 2017
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California Polytechnic State University
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kylee Singh
Sustainability Coordinator
Energy Utilities and 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 ‘Campus as a Living Lab’ (CALL) Grant Program is a unique opportunity to partner faculty and facilities management staff in using the campus as a forum for the exploration of sustainability concepts and theories. The program aligns the California State University’s long-standing commitment to sustainability with the fundamental goal of preparing students for the workforce.
To date, Cal Poly has participated in all rounds of funding in support of the following projects:
-Energy performance analysis of Baker Center for Science
-To Trash or Not to Trash: Reduce waste from Theater & Dance sets, and Architecture models and projects.
-Develop research microgrid in EE department's Advanced Power Systems Laboratories.

Each of these projects required faculty partnerships with Facilities staff to develop a course that would train students in each of the topic areas and use campus buildings to provide a hands on learning experience in the classroom.


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

The ‘Campus as a Living Lab’ Grant Program will provide funds for the redesign of a course that ties elements of sustainability into opportunities for learning using the campus physical plant. Funds are awarded to support the preparation of the proposed course work and materials as well as facilities funding needed for infrastructure investments.


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