Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.65
Liaison Michelle Gibbs
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Hope College
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Steve Bouma-Prediger
Professor of Religion
Religion
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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? :
Yes

A brief description of the incentive program(s):

Mellon Grand Challenges
A few years ago Hope received a very large grant from the Mellon Foundation to develop curriculum that would allow students to take courses in sequence on certain themes or topics. The overall goal is to develop pathways of courses that students can take for their general education courses. While the Grand Challenge program per se is not focused on sustainability, one of the faculty teams (economist Steven McMullen, geologist Brian Bodenbender, and theologian/ethicist Steve Bouma-Prediger) has been working on a sustainability pathway.
https://hope.edu/academics/general-education/grand-challenges/


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

Faculty received financial stipends to develop and link sustainability oriented courses through different departments and divisions.


Website URL where information about the incentives for developing sustainability course content is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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