Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 74.18
Liaison Allie Schwartz
Submission Date Nov. 30, 2012
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.1

Columbia University
ER-14: Incentives for Developing Sustainability Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Alison Miller
Deputy Executive Director
Earth Institute
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Does the institution have a program that meets the criteria outlined above?:

A brief description of the program(s):

As additional degrees, certificates, and concentrations are added faculty are encouraged to design courses to fulfill the changing needs of students. With these new courses, there is additional funding for instructing courses in sustainability and for professional development. The Earth Institute expands not only research, but also educational activities, in conjunction with Columbia University schools and departments. The Earth Institute faculty coordinates undergraduate and graduate education programs and oversees the developments of new degree programs.

Additional URL: http://earth.columbia.edu/articles/view/2256

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

In the Fall of 2010, Columbia launched its M.S. in Sustainability Management and undergraduate Sustainable Development degree programs. Enhanced teaching opportunities were created by the university with 44 new courses to date having been created for these degrees alone. As sustainability degree offerings continue to expand, more faculty are incentivized to participate.

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