Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.35
Liaison Juliana Goodlaw-Morris
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2024

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Juliana Goodlaw-Morris
Sustainability Manager
Safety, Risk and 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? :

A brief description of the incentive program(s):

We have a variety of opportunities for faculty to recieve a stipend for participating in either faculty learning communities or one-day sustainability professional development opportunities related to course re-design to include sustainability and climate change/resilence into their curriculum.

Faculty Learning Communtiies are developed and go for a full semester, meeting around 7 times throughout the semester. Faculty are expected to re-design their curriculum to include sustainability or climate change. In addition, they are expected to create a presentation on their course re-design.

Other programs include one-day professional development opportunities for faculty focused on sustainability and climate/resilience. During these one-day opportunities faculty learn about how to integrate sustainability and climate into their curriculum.

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

Faculty who participate in the Faculty Learning Community receive between $250 to $500 depending on the hours and deliverables of each learning community. For one day professional development opportunities, faculty may receive a professional development stipend, and this is part of their retention, promotion and tenure (RTP).

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