Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.98
Liaison Greg Farley
Submission Date Aug. 9, 2011
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George Mason University
ER-14: Incentives for Developing Sustainability Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Dann Sklarew
Fellow of Sustainability Studies
Office of the Provost
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Does the institution have a program that meets the criteria outlined above?:
Yes

A brief description of the program(s):

The Provost office hosts a 2-year Fellow of Sustainability Studies (FoSS) program to facilitate the development and deployment of sustainability studies in our academic programs. The fellow, assisted by an inter-collegiate Sustainability Studies Advisory Council (SSAC), organizes various curriculum-related activities and events; catalyzes the creation of new courses and general education learning objectives which incorporate sustainability; resuscitates dormant sustainability courses; organizes faculty training workshops; and secures resources and brokers co-curricular opportunities for interested faculty.


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

The FoSS is given a stipend and release time to promote sustainability studies across the curriculum, including general education, undergraduate and graduate academic programs. Other faculty participate voluntarily, benefitting primarily from expertise, resources and logistical support provided to them by the FoSS.

SSAC members are appointed by their Deans and Directors and thus have a certain degree of prestige associated with their positions as well.


The website URL where information about the program is available:

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