Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.94
Liaison Robin Frederick
Submission Date July 21, 2022

STARS v2.2

Indiana University Southeast
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Robin Frederick
Coordinator of STARS Assessment
Administrative 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? :

A brief description of the incentive program(s):

Strategic Excellence Grants (SEG) offer incentives to encourage faculty to offer high-quality courses that focus on sustainability, diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Courses with applications are subject to internal reviews to ensure educational standards have been met. The Institute for Learning and Teaching Excellence (ILTE) advisory board will review proposals and make recommendations to the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. The Institute for Learning and Teaching Excellence (ILTE) Course Design Cohort provides incentives and guidance to develop and revise courses focused on sustainability, diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Faculty must meet application requirements and course materials must meet educational standards.

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

Strategic Excellence Grants (SEG):
Academic Affairs provides a one-time grant of $2500 to full-time faculty members teaching a fully developed online, in-person, or hybrid course focused on sustainability, diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Fifteen grants are available for the academic year with one being earmarked specifically for a sustainability-focused course. Priority will be given to applications for courses that have been taught more than twice, have evidence of continuous improvement, and to faculty that have not previously received SEG.

ILTE Course Design Cohort:
Faculty will be given two options for completing the cohort. The first option is to meet one-on-one with an ILTE consultant throughout the semester to design a course based on best practices. The second option is a four-day “boot camp” training session for participants. ILTE will provide a basic framework and the parties will work together to design a course to meet university guidelines, enhance student learning, and fit teaching styles and goals. Those who successfully complete the cohort will receive a $1,000 stipend from Academic Affairs.

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

Data for this credit was received from E.V.C and Associate V.C of Academic Affairs.

The 2022 ILTE (The Institute for Learning and Teaching Excellence) Course Design Cohort will include the opportunity for faculty to develop a course focused on sustainability, diversity, equity, and/or inclusiveness through two options. Option 1: Faculty meet one-on-one with an assigned ILTE consultant across the semester to build their course based on best practices. Option 2: Boot Camp: Faculty who choose this option will attend four (4) day-long sessions. One 2022-2023 SEG (Strategic Excellence Grant) will be set aside for a course focused on sustainability; faculty teaching such courses are encouraged to apply for this grant.

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