Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.07
Liaison Katie Koscielak
Submission Date May 7, 2020

STARS v2.2

Humboldt State University
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Mary Oling- Sisay
Vice Provost
Academic Affairs
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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? :
No

A brief description of the incentive program(s):

Despite the fact that no incentives were offered for faculty to include sustainability in course content prior to and during the reporting time frame for this report (2018-2019 Academic Year and the three prior years), many faculty members have research and teaching interests in sustainability, and accordingly have integrated it into their courses without incentives. As noted in IN 38 Sustainability Course Designation, many of these courses are indicated in the catalog with the leaf symbol.

Furthermore, HSU will be implementing an inaugural Faculty Learning Community (FLC) on Integrating Sustainability to the Curriculum during Spring 2020, led by the Center for Teaching and Learning. The 2020 FLC will deploy 5 learning sessions open to faculty from any discipline, with the stated objective of allowing participants to acquire skills and knowledge in sustainability through collaborative study, expertise exchange, and professional dialogue. Participants commit to developing a unit, module, or activity on sustainability or a sustainability challenge for an existing course, creating a poster to present at the Teaching Excellence Symposium, interviewing a sustainability practitioner, writing up a case study, or creating some other agreed-upon deliverable AND to share the results of integrating sustainability into teaching.


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

During the inaugural FLC on Integrating Sustainability to course content, participants will receive a small stipend upon completion of assigned deliverables and attendance of all meetings (exact amount will be determined once the number of participants is finalized), earn a sustainability designation for their course which will appear in the course catalog, gain access to sustainability practitioners on and off campus, and receive a participation letter for their RTP file.


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