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Overall Score 85.56
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2017
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Colorado State University
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Tonie Miyamoto
Director of Communications and Sustainability
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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):

Sustainability Education Improvement (SEI) Grants sponsored by the President's Sustainability Committee and School of Global Environmental Sustainability allow faculty to either take a buyout or attend professional development to create a new course with a sustainability focus or integrate sustainability into an existing course. The grants are awarded to faculty each year. A recent success story from 2016 is the creation of GES450: Environmental Sustainability and Health, a course that was developed by Colleen Duncan in Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories via a faculty buyout.

SEI Grants support faculty in developing courses that will become SoGES endorsed courses and/or contribute to the interdisciplinary Global Environmental Sustainability Minor.

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 either a faculty buyout for one course or funds to cover all expenses associated with attending AASHE's annual conference or similar professional development opportunity, as well as a pre and post workshops with the Head of Curriculum Development at SoGES. Faculty from all eight colleges are invited to apply.

In addition to the individual faculty grants awarded each year, the sponsors also host a workshop on campus to engage faculty on integrating sustainability curriculum. In Fall 2015, Heather Hackman hosted a series of targeted workshops (a PDF with session descriptions is attached).

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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