Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.05
Liaison Greg Lischke
Submission Date Nov. 20, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Ithaca College
ER-14: Incentives for Developing Sustainability Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Marian Brown
Special Assistant to the Provost
Office of the Provost
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Does the institution have a program that meets the criteria outlined above?:

A brief description of the program(s):

Ithaca College has minigrants available to faculty members who wish to create new sustainability-themed courses or to add sustainability content modules to existing courses. We have also established a sustainability donor fund, which directly supports the Sustainability at Ithaca program and is overseen by the Special Assistant for Campus and Community Sustainability; these funds may be utilized for curriculum support, at the discretion of the Special Assistant.

In addition, the Office of the Provost offers a number of additional funding programs for faculty curriculum development support. (http://www.ithaca.edu/provost/docs/internalgrants/)

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

Phase I sustainability curriculum development mini-grants offer $1,000 for development of such disciplinary coursework. Phase II minigrants offer $400 rewards to faculty who successfully offer their new course or revised course and who submit their syllabus.

In addition, mini-grant recipients (and those contemplating such curriculum development) are comped to attend and participate in the 2-1/2 day Finger Lakes Project sustainability curriculum development workshop. Past mini-grant recipients are invited to participate and present on their success at Finger Lakes Project workshops, offering them additional presentation citations for their CV.

The website URL where information about the program is available:

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