|Submission Date||Feb. 25, 2014|
Colorado State University
ER-14: Incentives for Developing Sustainability Courses
Assistant Director of Administrative Communications
Office of the President
Does the institution have a program that meets the criteria outlined above?:
A brief description of the program(s):
The Learning Ecologies program at CSU is a bi-annual grant program for new curriculum and/or existing curriculum redesign.
The redesign process used in the "learning ecologies" program draws on the distinctive contributions that can be made to learning and teaching by a residential learning environment. This approach considers not only how a course might be improved by looking at its course goals, curriculum, assignments, and assessment, but also how it might be enhanced by drawing on the wide range of resources that might support student learners beyond the course, such as tutoring and study groups, participation in learning communities and undergraduate research, service learning initiatives, mentored research activities, and so on.
A brief description of the incentives that faculty members who participate in the program(s) receive:
Support for course redesign is provided in the form of staff support, a substantial honorarium for project leaders, and funding for materials and other course enhancements on a per-project basis.
Additional benefits for sustainable courses (as designated by the SoGES Curriculum Board at CSU) include special designation on student transcripts as well as within the course catalog - enhancing class exposure and recognition.
The website URL where information about the program is available:
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