Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.04
Liaison Thomas Adams
Submission Date July 30, 2021

STARS v2.2

National University of Ireland, Galway
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Gesche Kindermann
Lecturer - Microbiology
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Does the institution have an ongoing program that offers incentives for academic staff in multiple disciplines or departments to develop new sustainability courses and/or incorporate sustainability into existing courses? :

A brief description of the incentive program(s):

Training offered to staff includes 128 sustainability courses. NUI Galway is committed to staff professional and personal development and offers LinkedIn Learning for free to all academic and non-academic staff across campus. LinkedIn Learning has over 16,000 courses where staff learn at their own pace and select only the courses and videos most relevant to their learning journey. Courses include technical, business, software, leadership, personal health, mindfulness, and creative topics but with the sustainability focus on campus many of the sustainability related courses are popular amongst staff.

To learn 24/7, staff just need to visit LinkedIn Learning and login with their NUI Galway Campus Account credentials. When completed staff receive a certificate. As an example, a search for 'climate and sustainability' on the platform yields 128 courses available to staff 24/7 at no cost. More at the link below

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

The sustainability training offered to staff has helped develop courses across the campus. Examples of some of the postgraduate courses are:
Sustainable Resource Management: Policy and Practice (inter-institutional programme).
Sustainable Environments
Energy Systems Engineering, more information here:

Some examples of degree courses are here:
Energy Systems Engineering
Environmental Science
Marine Science

Website URL where information about the incentives for developing sustainability course content is available:

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