Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 76.45
Liaison Ryan Ihrke
Submission Date Oct. 17, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Green Mountain College
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Bill Throop
Provost's Office
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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:

GMC pays faculty to create graduate courses in the three sustainability-focused graduate programs. The payment is $3,000 per course. A recent example is development of courses for the Masters in Resilient and Sustainable Communities. Twelve courses are currently being developed for this program, as of 2014. GMC carried out a similar program when creating the general education curriculum, even though this happened before the 3-year window for STARS credit reflected in this report. But, all faculty who currently teach in the Environmental Liberal Arts general education program have to develop and re-develop sustainability courses in order to remain actively engaged in the program.

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

Faculty receive a $3,000 payment per course that is developed for the graduate programs focused on sustainability. Additionally, all faculty must develop and re-develop sustainability courses as needed for the various undergraduate sustainability-focused majors they teach and for the environmental liberal arts general education curriculum that all students take.

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

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