Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.47
Liaison Ryan Todd
Submission Date March 1, 2021

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
2.00 / 2.00 Kristina Cullen
Sustainability Analyst
Facilities Management—Sustainability
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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? :
Yes

A brief description of the incentive program(s):

In preparing Sacramento State students for their futures as citizens of the world, it is imperative that we provide them with opportunities to develop their understanding of the world in which they live, to adopt a genuine and authentic global perspective on the issues we all face. The Provost's advisory committee on Curricular Global Engagement developed the following statement, emphasizing Sacramento State's commitment to providing students with a global education:

"Sacramento State is committed to developing, sustaining and promoting global studies, international educational exchanges and research initiatives, in support of the university’s commitment to the preparation of informed world citizens. The University strives to provide students and faculty with the multidisciplinary, intercultural and ethical understandings necessary to engage, lead and prosper in a variety of settings requiring knowledge and problem solving skills in a diverse, global arena."

Initiated by the Provost's Advisory Committee on Curricular Global Engagement, Sacramento State's One World Initiative is a campus-wide initiative intended to bring together and highlight the many global engagement opportunities at Sacramento State, both within the curriculum and within the broader campus environment.
The One World theme for the 2017-18 academic year was Global Perspectives on Community and the 2018-19 theme was Global perspectives on time. Both topics were successfully incorporated into numerous course syllabi and generated over 20 events per semester. The upcoming theme for 2019-2020 is Global Perspectives on Justice.


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

The One World Initiative advertises faculty members who participate and provide them with an outlet to showcase their work that applies to the program. The One World Initiative team also provides support to faculty members who may have questions about how to integrate the themes into their curriculum.


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