Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 52.21
Liaison David Husemoller
Submission Date June 7, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

College of Lake County
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 David Husemoller
Sustainability Manager
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Does the institution have an ongoing program or programs that offer incentives for faculty in multiple disciplines or departments to develop new sustainability courses and/or incorporate sustainability into existing courses?:

A brief description of the program(s), including positive outcomes during the previous three years (e.g. descriptions of new courses or course content resulting from the program):

CLC is developing programs to study, encourage, and reward instructors for incorporating sustainability into their curriculum. CLC has chosen to make sustainability a subject of its annual Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) for two years in a row: "A Living Laboratory of Sustainability" in FY16 and "Sustainability Across the Curriculum" in FY17.

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

NOTE: Need to add story about recognition piece.

CLC sends out biweekly e-newsletters called the "Sust'y eBlast" to all faculty and staff. As a result of the current AQIP project, faculty members are sharing their success stories in incorporating sustainability into their course materials, demonstrating the value of sustainability in enhancing education. Faculty typically enjoy the recognition the comes with being an innovator and being able to share their success stories with their peers.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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