Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.47
Liaison Ian McKeown
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Loyola Marymount University
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Viktoria Kuehn
Sustainability Fellow
Facilities Management
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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?:
Yes

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):

CURes serves LMU faculty, staff and students by developing undergraduate and graduate courses related to urban ecology, resilience, and sustainability and supporting faculty research with an emphasis on student involvement. The internship program run by CURes creates an opportunity for students to be introduced to the research, and education work CURes does. CURes works with faculty, staff, students and community members to develop research and other interventions that lead to more resilient and just communities. CURes collaborates with faculty through fellowships, joint grant making and hosting and supporting university outreach programming.

CURes supports a variety of educational programs that benefit the students and faculty of LMU. We focus on interdisciplinary scholarship that engages the stakeholder in relevant and local challenges through the development of courses, faculty support and by providing expertise and resources to campus environmental undergraduate and graduate degree programs. This facilitates a leadership role for LMU in urban ecology and ecological resilience.


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

CURes works with faculty, staff, students and community members to develop research and other interventions that lead to more resilient and just communities. CURes collaborates with faculty through fellowships, joint grant making and hosting and supporting university outreach programming. Additionally, CURes offers $2500 dollar stipends to faculty willing to develop and implement courses dealing with Sustainability and Urban Resilience for the Urban Ecology graduate program.


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