Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.14
Liaison Aaron Durnbaugh
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Loyola University Chicago
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Aaron Durnbaugh
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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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):

Each year, the Center for Ignatian Pedagogy provides various workshops to support teaching excellence at Loyola. Prior to the start of the academic year, the Focus on Teaching and Learning provides sessions on incorporating sustainability concepts and resources into faculty's teaching and research. In this forum, faculty that are integrating sustainability present their work and the advantages of incorporating sustainability concepts into their discipline.

Our Center for Engaged Learning oversees the engaged learning requirement for students. This mandates that undergraduates must take courses with engaged learning aspects. In 2016, applied sustainability was explicitly added to the list of criteria defining an 'engaged learning' course. Faculty apply for their course to be listed as such and thus get more students participating in their offerings.


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

New tools and approaches to incorporate sustainability into teaching.

Multidisciplinary partnerships organized around sustainability.

An opportunity to present to their peers during annual meetings and conferences.

Additional students participating in 'engaged learning' courses.

External grant dollars supporting multidisciplinary, cutting-edge and applied approaches to teaching.


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