Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.79
Liaison Brad Haydel
Submission Date June 20, 2022

STARS v2.2

California State University, Los Angeles
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Emily Acevedo
Associate Director of Academic and Facilities Planning
Office of Planning and Budget
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Does the institution have an ongoing program that offers incentives for academic staff in multiple disciplines or departments to develop new sustainability courses and/or incorporate sustainability into existing courses? :

A brief description of the incentive program(s):

College of Business & Economics: Creating Positive Societal Impact through Curriculum Innovation & Research. Ten faculty will be awarded release time and a stipend to restart research agendas and focus on curriculum development with a particular emphasis on societal impact. Societal impact can be defined on multiple levels ranging from global to our campus and neighboring communities.

The course identified in the proposal should be an existing course that can be modified to include sustainable development, community engagement, or a similarly engaged initiative.

Course modifications should include a description of the associated course modifications needed, along with a two-year course scheduling plan that is approved by the department chair.

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

Faculty will be granted a course release, in consultation with the department chair and Associate Dean. Additionally, the faculty will be paid a stipend after completing deliverables to be submitted to the Dean’s office for review. Faculty must submit their deliverables by April 15, 2022, to receive a $3,000 stipend. Deliverables include:

Complete Table 9-1
A report that includes the following:
- Description of how the proposal addresses and supports topics related to the Sustainable Development Goals UN (SDG), the AACSB Standard on Thought Leadership (Standard 8), and the AACSB Standard focus -Curriculum (Standard 4) for curriculum proposals.
- Measurement of the societal impact (e.g., number of students participating, the community partner outcome (increase the number of customers served, have a new efficient system to process their orders, etc.)
- Identification of next steps (e.g., submitting a new or revised course proposal, a co-curricular activity/project, turning the project into a paper for submission to a peer-review conference, and/or a PRJ article.

Website URL where information about the incentives for developing sustainability course content is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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