Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.76
Liaison James Speer
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2019
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Indiana State University
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 James Speer
Earth and Environmental Sciences
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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?:

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):

We have the NSF funded Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER) program at ISU. The focus of our SENCER program is on sustainability. This is a hands-on educational approach that works on large complex civic issues as the main teaching venue for STEM courses. The students take on community issues and work through original research to work towards solutions for these important civic issues.

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

Faculty from across the entire campus are encouraged to SENCERize their courses and can receive a $3,000 stipend to convert their courses to be experiential learning and community engagement.

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

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