Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.16
Liaison Ryan Ihrke
Submission Date July 29, 2011
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Green Mountain College
ER-14: Incentives for Developing Sustainability Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Bill Throop
Provost's Office
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Does the institution have a program that meets the criteria outlined above?:

A brief description of the program(s):

As the College has revised its sustainability-themed general education curriculum (the ELA program), it has provided faculty a $1,000 stipend for creating a new course that addresses at least three of the sustainability learning outcomes and a $500 stipend for revising an existing course to explicitly address at least these outcomes.

Additionally, the College offers workshops each year to revise the four ELA core courses (Images of Nature, Voices of Community, Dimensions of Nature, A Delicate Balance). These workshops are required for core course faculty and open to all. These faculty development opportunities maximize understanding of and support for the structure of the sustainability-focused or sustainability-related courses that are required of all students. Faculty receive a small stipend for attending these workshops.

And lastly, faculty as a whole have two to three full day workshops during the academic year, some of which focus on sustainability. For example, the fall 2009 workshop focused on teaching systems theory across the ELA curriculum.

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

See above description.

The website URL where information about the program is available:

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