Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.50
Liaison Wendy Olmstead
Submission Date May 28, 2020

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Wendy Olmstead
Sustainability Coordinator
Capital Planning & Facilities Management
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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):

A Teaching Sustainability Faculty Learning Community (FLC) is conducted during fall and spring semesters to explore a multi-disciplinary approach to the scholarship of teaching sustainability. Meeting in ten weekly 90-minute sessions throughout the semester, faculty examine the rationale behind incorporating sustainability into the curriculum, examples of courses in varied disciplines, and approaches to embedding sustainable practices as a core value on campus. In addition to assigned readings and participant-led discussions, faculty are provided with journal articles, books, videos, and websites regarding the scholarship of teaching sustainability. The FLC culminates in a presentation to the entire campus community.


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

Faculty who participate and meet the goals of the FLC receive a stipend or professional development funds. Anticipated outcomes for this FLC are that each member will identify one course in which to incorporate a unit or module on sustainability, a sustainability challenge, or sustainability-focused activities.


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