Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.54
Liaison Michael Amadori
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Hobart and William Smith Colleges
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Michael Amadori
Sustainability Manager
Office of 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):

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) offers many different incentive programs and consultation for faculty to develop new courses and improve pedagogy of existing courses. The First Year Seminar (FSEM) Assistant Director and FSEM Program Director have recently consulted on teaching and course design with faculty of the Sustainable Living Learning Community (SLLC). Additionally, all SLLC faculty took part in FSEM training opportunities. This includes small-group orientation to FSEM teaching and the full-day FSEM pedagogy day, which focus on effective course design for first-year courses.

CTL offers grants (up to $1,500) to small groups of faculty (3-4 members) most semesters, and these funds support course-design projects. CTL also offers stipends to faculty learning communities of 8-12 faculty members each semester. The topics of the learning community are chosen by the faculty, which can include sustainability. A recent faculty-learning group has focused studies and meetings on Collaborative Place Making: Geneva, HWS and Collective Impact Practices. Green Urbanism is one of the themes of a working group moving forward.

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

Faculty members receive stipends, consultation with trained staff, and peer support through these programs.

Website URL where information about the incentives for developing sustainability course content is available:
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