Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 77.56
Liaison John Pumilio
Submission Date Oct. 11, 2022

STARS v2.2

Colgate University
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 John Pumilio
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability Office
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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):

The mission of Colgate University's Upstate Institute is to promote a better understanding of the cultural, social, economic, and environmental resources of Upstate New York. To help meet this mission, the Upstate Institute invites all continuing members of the faculty at Colgate University to apply for a course development grant to be administered by the Upstate Institute in partnership with the Office of the Dean of the Faculty. These grants aim to provide faculty with the resources necessary to offer students immediate opportunities to apply research skills in the support of local agencies that exist to provide service to the community. The grant will support a course that provides a community-based research component in one or more disciplines while addressing a significant, community-identified need. These grants include a faculty stipend as well as support for course-related expenses to develop a new or revised course that engages students in community-based research.

A selection of recent Colgate courses supported by this grant include:
Educational Studies 332: Disability, Difference and Inclusion (Ashley Taylor)
Environmental Studies 315: Applied Natural Resource Conservation (Tim McCay)
Environmental Studies 390: Community-Based Study of Environmental Issues
Geography 250: Research Methods (Ellen Kraly)
Geography 311: Urban Geography (Jessica Graybill)
Geography 316: Environmental and Public Health Geographies (Ellen Kraly)
Sociology 254: Community-Based Research (Janel Benson)

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

This grant is payable as a one-time stipend to the applicant for the development of a course that fits the objectives outlined below. In addition, the applicant may request additional funds of up to $4,000 from the Upstate Institute that will be used both times the course is being taught. These funds are meant to support expenses related to the course such as local travel, supplies, equipment, or guest lecturers.

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