Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.38
Liaison Careen Arsenault
Submission Date March 1, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Cornell University
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Mark Lawrence
Communications Mgr
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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?:
Yes

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):

Cornell’s Atkinson Center offers a faculty-in-residence fellowship for faculty to develop cross-disciplinary courses in the sustainability field. This offers a teaching buyout for a semester for fellows who want to focus on advancing sustainability through a number of activities, including new course development.

Jeff Niederdeppe, Communication, for instance, conducts innovative research on the urgent need to engage young adults in efforts to promote and sustain public policies that hold potential to mitigate climate change. Niederdeppe will build on prior research to understand the potential roles for emotion in effective climate-change communication. He will study the motivating roles of humor and anger in promoting climate change action and develop messages that use emotion to increase political engagement. He will then work with organizations such as the Environmental Defense Fund to explore putting this knowledge into practice.r fellowship, she will analyze the survey results, compile a summary report, and develop outreach initiatives with her organizational partners. This research will illuminate the factors that lead local governments—which run the majority of U.S. communities—to adopt sustainability policies.


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

The faculty-in-residence fellowship at the Atkinson Center offers teaching buyout for a semester. The fellowships supports fellows' research, writing, and teaching on topics related to sustainability.


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