Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.66
Liaison Christina Erickson
Submission Date Aug. 15, 2022

STARS v2.2

Champlain College
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Christina Erickson
Sustainability Director
Campus Planning
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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):

Starting in the fall of 2014, the Sustainability Faculty Fellows Program at the University of Vermont (UVM) was opened to faculty members from Champlain College. We have regularly had 1-2 faculty participants each year.
Robin Collins - ITS Division- 2014-2015
Jim Ellefson - CCM Division- 2015-2016
Kristin Wolf - Core Division- 2016-2017
Maria Minor - Grad/CPS Division - 2016-2017
Kelly Thomas - Core Division - 2017-2018
Nicole Morris - SSB Division- 2017-2018
Kylie King - SSB Division- 2018-2019
Duane Dunston- ITS Division- 2018-2019
Corinne Novetti - ITS Division - 2019-2020
Miriam Horne - Core Division - 2019-2020
The UVM program has not been offered in the past two years, due to the COVID pandemic.

The Champlain College Center for Learning & Teaching and collaborating departments offer a variety of professional development opportunities throughout the year. https://clt.champlain.edu/calendar/.

Examples from 2021-2022 include: Indigenous Peoples’ Week in November 2021; Abenaki Ways of Knowing - weekly long immersion professional development opportunity for faculty/staff in May 2022.

Ongoing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Training and Professional Development for Faculty - see https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bZ4i8zNBGnmmsBcot4MXnui2Fdzr8jJzD7YkLBbXpuM/edit?usp=sharing

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

The year-long training, workshops and resources from the UVM are available to the Champlain faculty. The stipend is not.

At Champlain,
* Part time faculty members receive $75 each semester for engaging in professional development of any kind
* Some part time faculty are given stipends for developing new courses
* Full time faculty who develop new courses are able to add this work to their cv portfolios for promotion

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