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Liaison Tavey Capps
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2015
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Duke University
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

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Complete Reporter Tavey Capps
Environmental Sustainability Director
Office of the Executive Vice 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:

Duke’s annual faculty development workshop on Leadership for Sustainability Across the Curriculum began in 2010. Over the five workshops, 67 Duke affiliates, including 46 faculty members, have participated in one- or two-day workshops of presentations, exercises, and discussions. At least 16 collegiate and K-12 educators from neighboring institutions have also participated. Participants reflect on new teaching methods, interdisciplinary connections with sustainability, opportunities for students’ civic engagement around sustainability, and their own roles as campus leaders. In the following year, past fellows contribute from their growing expertise.

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

Faculty participants in Duke’s Sustainability and Curriculum workshop receive a stipend of $500 for attending the workshop, incorporating sustainability into a course, writing a blog post about their experience, and providing the program with a new or revised syllabus indicating the sustainability components. They also become a part of a growing community of diverse faculty interested in incorporating sustainability in course curricula.

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

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