Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.34
Liaison Elaine Goetz
Submission Date March 11, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Ohio University
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Annie Laurie Cadmus
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have an ongoing incentives program or programs that meet the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the program(s), including positive outcomes during the previous three years:

Kanawha Project:
Environmental literacy is increasingly being recognized as an important asset in the professional, educational, and personal spheres. A person who is environmentally-literate understands basic environmental concepts, holds beliefs related to sustainability, and has skills to solve environmental problems. One of the most essential populations to work with to enhance environmental literacy is undergraduate students. This population is only a few steps away from becoming the business and community leaders who will have the power to make decisions that will affect the sustainability of the global environment.

Understanding where you live in relation to the environment is one important component of environmental literacy. The goal of the Kanawha Project, named for the physiographic region in which Ohio University is situated, is to develop the environmental literacy of undergraduate students. The project will enhance the undergraduate curriculum through faculty professional development.

Faculty development in environmental literacy will strengthen the curriculum and enhance the undergraduate experience. Knowledge of environmental sustainability issues will give Ohio University graduates a competitive advantage in the workforce. In addition, environmental literacy will enable them to make wise consumer choices that can positively contribute to environmental quality and sustainability.


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

$500 stipends, free workshops and resources, meals during events.


The website URL where information about the incentive program(s) is available:

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