Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.90
Liaison Deborah Steinberg
Submission Date Dec. 6, 2021

STARS v2.2

Carnegie Mellon University
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Abigail Owen
Assistant Teaching Professor
History Dept & Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research
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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):
Steinbrenner Environmental Education Development Grants (SEED) The Steinbrenner Institute provides small grants to CMU students, staff and faculty for the development or enhancement of formal and informal environmental education programs. A recent recipient was Neil Donahue, Professor of Chemistry, for the course titled Climate Change: Chemistry, Physics, and Planetary Science.

A brief description of the incentives that academic staff who participate in the program(s) receive:
Small grants (up to $2500) to support SEED projects are available. Applications are accepted on a ‘rolling’ basis and the criteria for application include the following: •Eligible activities include course development, projects, workshops, or events •Students must be involved in the program •Provision of some level of matching funds must be demonstrated

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