Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.19
Liaison Emma Blandford
Submission Date March 2, 2021

STARS v2.2

Georgia Institute of Technology
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Anne Rogers
Sustainability Program & Portfolio Manager
Office of Campus Sustainability
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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? :

A brief description of the incentive program(s):
To stimulate cooperation in emerging areas of education and research, Georgia Tech has established centers that cut across traditional academic disciplines and focus on sustainability. Drawing upon human and technical resources throughout the university, the centers provide an interdisciplinary setting for addressing basic and applied problems of interest to government and private enterprise. They also provide a mechanism for interdisciplinary thrusts in graduate and undergraduate education.

For example, the Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems is an interdisciplinary education and research center focused on sustainability, and helps develop and provide materials, curriculum, and pedagogy for the betterment of learning at Georgia Tech. It has an established network of Brook Byers Professors, Key Affiliated Faculty, visiting scholars and students, and local students to promote sustainability education, research and collaboration at Georgia Tech. Brook Byers affiliated faculty receive additional recognition and funding opportunities through their partnership with BBISS, and as members of the Center, are encouraged to develop curriculum that addresses sustainability topic areas.

Incentives for developing courses are also offered through Georgia Tech's Quality Enhancement Plan, Serve-Learn-Sustain. Serve-Learn-Sustain is an Institutional effort to equip Georgia Tech students to learn and serve around the theme “creating sustainable communities” through engagement with content and context. Incentives to support development of courses that include sustainable communities content are a component of the Plan. Professional development, teaching resources, and supplemental funding are available through SLS.


A brief description of the incentives that academic staff who participate in the program(s) receive:
Faculty receive incentives to support modification of existing courses to include SC content and the development of new curriculum. The Serve-Learn-Sustain plan mentions flexible schedules, input and ownership of curriculum design, and positive input for the promotion and tenure process. Fellows programs receive stipends, networking, and professional development opportunities to expand sustainability in the curriculum.

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