Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.55
Liaison Kelsey Beal
Submission Date Jan. 18, 2024

STARS v2.2

Indiana University Bloomington
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kelsey Beal
Sustainbility Analyst
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 Sustainability Course Development Fellowship, sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs, in collaboration with the IU Office of Sustainability and the Integrated Program in Environment, supports faculty members’ efforts to enhance the teaching of topics related to sustainability and environmental literacy at IU Bloomington. It supports innovative approaches to the instruction of complex, interdisciplinary sustainability topics at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Service-learning courses and those that involve the application of principles of sustainability to the IU Bloomington campus are of particular interest.

A brief description of the incentives that academic staff who participate in the program(s) receive:
The award for a Sustainability Course Development Fellowship is up to $8,000, with an average award of $5,000. If joint awards are made, recipients share the award. Recipients are expected to devote the equivalent of eight weeks full-time to their project during the summer immediately following the award. It is expected that they will not engage in teaching or administrative activities during that period. Recipients are also expected to engage with other fellows and members of the IUB sustainability community, to submit a summary report to the Office of Sustainability at the end of the fall semester following the award, and to formally disseminate the results of their instructional development project to other IU faculty.

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
2022 recipients included:
Brian Forist, Department of Health & Wellness Design
David Kehoe, Department of Biology

2022 recipients included:
Brian Forist, Department of Health & Wellness Design
David Kehoe, Department of Biology

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