Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.50
Liaison Elaine Durr
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Elon University
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Samantha DiRosa
Faculty Fellow for Sustainability
Professor of Art and Environmental Studies
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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):

Faculty may apply to be a part of the Sustainability Faculty Scholars Program. Faculty members identify a course that they would like to modify to include a sustainability component, relevant to one’s own discipline, and are provided with pertinent sustainability resources and pedagogies to achieve this goal. Ideally, the new or revised course is taught the following academic year. The program has included participants from various disciplines including anthropology, art, biology, business law, chemistry, communications, computing sciences, economics, education, engineering, English, exercise science, geography, health and human performance, history, international business, sport management, mathematics, physics, sociology and statistics.

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

Faculty selected for the program receive a $1,000 stipend upon completion of the requirements. Faculty members also receive training resources to help incorporate sustainability topics into the course.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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