Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.41
Liaison Jeremy King
Submission Date March 23, 2016
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Denison University
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jeremy King
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of the President
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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:

Denison makes available a variety of professional development opportunities on a yearly basis for teaching faculty. The focus of these varies by year. In the past, some Denison teaching faculty have attended sustainability workshops sponsored through a consortium of colleges (Great Lakes Colleges Association) to which Denison belongs.

Denison also has the Denison Seminar Program which gives faculty the resources necessary to develop new unique courses that can and do include sustainability concepts.

Denison Seminars exemplify the best of the liberal arts, transcending the traditional boundaries of academic departments, programs and divisions, addressing interdisciplinary, extradisciplinary or integrative topics.

There are no prerequisites or other structural limitations; they carry GE credit; and the courses are designed to bring together small, diverse groups of students in a highly engaging academic experience. Many are team-taught by two faculty members from different disciplines, and most have an off-campus component.

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

Denison faculty are also given professional development funds each year that they can use at their discretion - this can and does include conferences and workshops related to sustainability and sustainability course development.

Often faculty receive stipends for workshops sponsored directly by the college.

Faculty who are developing Denison Seminar courses also can apply for funding to develop the courses.

The website URL where information about the incentive program(s) is available:

Denison maintains an internal password protected website where most of this information resides. Public access web pages have limited information on this topic.

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