Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.42
Liaison Matthew Muchna
Submission Date March 3, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Northern Arizona University
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
-- 2.00 / 2.00 Karen Appleby
Senior Assistant to the Provost
Provost Office
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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):

Through the Global Learning Initiative (GLI), faculty may earn a stipend for working on developing GLI plans for their departments. The role of the faculty member is to begin developing a plan for integration of sustainability, global awareness, and diversity into the curriculum of their specific department and then bring other faculty on board.

The Global Learning Initiative established three university-level thematic student learning outcomes for Northern Arizona University on Sustainability, Diversity Education, and Global Engagement that were to be developed and articulated at the program level for all undergraduate academic majors and the university’s Liberal Studies (liberal/general education) Program. GLI’s university-level Sustainability outcome established that “Students will acquire the skills and knowledge base to understand the importance of and options for sustainability in local and global terms. Students will also acquire an understanding of the range of ethical perspectives concerning the uses of natural resources and the impact of these perspectives on creating a sustainable relationship to the natural environment.” To date, programs listed under AC-2 Learning Outcomes have developed program-level Sustainability student learning outcomes as part of their completed work in the Global Learning Initiative.

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

There is a stipend associated with the GLI implementation.

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

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.