Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.54
Liaison Elaine Durr
Submission Date Feb. 19, 2020

STARS v2.2

Elon University
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Samantha DiRosa
Faculty Fellow for Sustainability
Associate Professor of Art and Environmental Studies
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Does the institution have an ongoing program that offers incentives for academic staff in multiple disciplines or departments to develop new sustainability courses and/or incorporate sustainability into existing courses? :
Yes

A brief description of the incentive program(s):

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 academic staff who participate in the program(s) receive:

Faculty members receive training resources to help incorporate sustainability topics into the course. Faculty selected for the program also receive a $1,000 stipend upon completion of the requirements. Faculty members may also participate in on-going pedagogical development opportunities, which occur yearly for those who have completed the program.


Website URL where information about the incentives for developing sustainability course content is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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