Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.30
Liaison Nicholas Liu-Sontag
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2020
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STARS v2.1

New York University
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Nicholas Liu-Sontag
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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?:

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):

The Green Grants program from the NYU Office of Sustainability provides opportunities for faculty, students, and staff to petition for a grant to conduct research or implement a project based on environmental sustainability.

One example of a course to come out of Green Grant funding is the Urban Food Lab, which is a course offered at the Tandon School of Engineering which builds off of a previous Green Grant project. The Urban Food Lab gives students the opportunity to lead independent projects related to an aquaponics system and incentivize community engagement to create a future generation of professionals interested in community development.

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

Faculty members can apply for up to $20,000 in funds to conduct the research and/or implement a project or incorporate sustainability into existing or new coursework.

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

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