|Submission Date||March 3, 2023|
College of Charleston
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses
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Director, Sustainability Literacy Institute
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 Faculty Sustainability Fellows program was implemented as part of our Quality Enhancement Plan. From 2021-2022, 13 faculty members participated in this incentive program. These faculty members designed many courses to relate to annual campus-wide sustainability themes, including water quality and quantity, social justice and fair distribution, and food security.
A brief description of the incentives that academic staff who participate in the program(s) receive:
The College's Quality Enhancement Plan provides financial incentives and logistical support for academic faculty and staff supporting efforts to advance sustainability literacy. These incentives include: a 1-day training held every May; an efficient and easy-to-use online reporting system, faculty-peer support via key staff positions (a Faculty Development Fellow, Sustainability Literacy Institute Director); and, a comprehensive and informative proposal process for sustainability focused and related courses.
A faculty member can earn as much as $600 in additional pay for teaching a sustainability focused course. He/she/they can earn $400 for a sustainability focused course, and he/she/they can earn as much as $750 in additional pay for learning a learning community that comprises of two focused courses and student matriculation.
Website URL where information about the incentives for developing sustainability course content is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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