Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.78
Liaison Greg Farley
Submission Date Sept. 9, 2014
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George Mason University
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Andrew Wingfield
Fellow for Sustainable Studies
New Century College
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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:

In academic year 2013-14, the Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence within the Office of the Provost began providing $750 stipends to faculty members to redesign their general education courses so that they meet sustainability learning outcomes and qualify for the Green Leaf designation. The Provost's Fellow for Sustainability Studies leads the workshops. 11 general education courses (6 in English, 3 in History, 2 in Statistics) were redesigned through this program in 2013-14. The goal of this course redesign program is to create a Green Leaf path through the general education requirements that is open to all George Mason University undergraduates.

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

Faculty participants receive a $750 stipend for attending a course redesign workshop, producing a Green Leaf version of the general education course they teach, and teaching the course itself.

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

Information about this incentive program is not available on a university web site. The Provost's Fellow for Sustainability Studies works directly with department chairs and program directors to recruit participants.

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