Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.36
Liaison Ian Johnson
Submission Date June 8, 2015
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Colorado College
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Ian Johnson
Sustainability Director
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have an ongoing incentives program or programs that meet the criteria for this credit?:

A brief description of the program(s), including positive outcomes during the previous three years:

The Faculty Sustainability Scholars program is an ongoing incentive program to expand sustainability curriculum offerings at CC. The program, which commenced in May 2014, includes an annual faculty development workshop entitled Sustainability Across Curriculum. It is designed to support faculty in incorporating sustainability learning in courses broadly across the curriculum (not only in the environmental sciences). The workshop includes programming on broad sustainability concepts, health and wellness, sense of place, etc. Last spring, ten professors from ten different departments participated in the workshop. This has resulted in the re-design of several courses to incorporate sustainability topics, including Introduction to Geodesign, Economics of Innovation, and Sustainable Development. The scholars come together once a semester to discuss progress in developing courses. They will also be involved in a continuing conversation about expanding sustainability offerings in the curriculum, and will help support future participants in the workshop.

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

A $500 stipend is awarded to participating faculty upon completion of the Sustainability Across Curriculum workshop, with an additional $500 paid upon approval of a course redesign that includes sustainability learning outcomes within twelve months of the workshop.

The website URL where information about the incentive program(s) is available:

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