Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 43.02
Liaison Tanja Srebotnjak
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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Harvey Mudd College
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Louis Spanias
Sustainability Program Manager
Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design
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Does the institution have an ongoing program or programs that offer incentives for faculty in multiple disciplines or departments to develop new sustainability courses and/or incorporate sustainability into existing courses?:
Yes

A brief description of the program(s), including positive outcomes during the previous three years (e.g. descriptions of new courses or course content resulting from the program):

Harvey Mudd College has participated in the Energize Colleges Program since fall of 2016. The Energize Colleges program, administrated by bay area non-profit Strategic Energy Innovations and supported/sponsored by state utility ratepayers, supports colleges and universities across California to innovate sustainability education in the field of energy through experiential learning. This learning experience includes offering students internship opportunities in various energy career pathways. In addition, Energize Colleges offers faculty members course/degree development and modification grants of up to $5,000 to help cover materials and time dedicated to enhancing existing and/or creating new courses, degrees, and certificates related to sustainability. Furthermore, the program offers implementation support to help integrate energy career development topics into existing course curriculum. Outcomes have included two professors, one at the Harvey Mudd College campus and one at the Pitzer College campus, who have utilized grants to insert energy modules into existing courses.


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

The incentive is financial support in the form of course modification and development grants of up to $5,000.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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