Overall Rating Platinum - expired
Overall Score 85.29
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date March 23, 2015
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Colorado State University
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

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2.00 / 2.00 Tonie Miyamoto
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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:

Sustainability Education Improvement (SEI) Grants allow faculty to either develop a new course with a sustainability perspective or bring sustainability into existing curriculum. The grants are awarded to faculty to discuss goals and strategies in a workshop at CSU and then attend the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) conference in Portland Oregon October 26-29th.

·A planning workshop with Dale Lockwood, the Curriculum Development rep in SoGES (will include overview of SoGES endorsed courses as well as guidance on revamping an existing course or proposing a new and/or experimental course)
·Attendance to AASHE National Conference in Portland in October (the $1,500 will cover registration, flight, hotel, and food for a reasonable traveler). SoGES will help identify sessions that will be of use in developing curriculum and representatives from the President’s Sustainability Committee who attend the conference can assist with networking.
·A follow-up workshop to apply knowledge from the AASHE conference to a curriculum proposal.

SEI Grants support faculty in developing courses that will become SoGES endorsed courses and/or contribute to the Global Environmental Sustainability Minor. SoGES defines environmental sustainability broadly as humans coexisting with the natural world on a planet with finite resources.

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

SEI Grants are administered by The President's Sustainability Committee and the School of Global Environmental Sustainability. They include funds to cover all expenses associated with attending AASHE's annual conference, as well as a pre and post workshop with the Head of Curriculum Development at SoGES. Faculty from all eight colleges are invited to apply.

The AASHE conference hosts workshops, lectures, and posters related to a wide range of topics that help inform course instructors on integrating sustainability into courses across all colleges. The conference also provides excellent networking opportunities for faculty interested in sustainability curriculum development. SoGES recognizes courses that have a strong Global Environmental Sustainability focus. SoGES endorsed courses are denoted both in the course catalog and on students’ transcripts.

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