Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.27
Liaison Brandon Trelstad
Submission Date March 4, 2016
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Oregon State University
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Brandon Trelstad
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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Does the institution have an ongoing incentives program or programs that meet the criteria for this credit?:

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

The OSU Center for Teaching and Learning's winter 2015 symposium focused on the issue of sustainability. Key presenters are addressing topics in assessment, graduate student advising, undergraduate curricula, sustainability in global and service learning, STARS, hybrid learning, FERPA and more!

The keynote speaker, Heather Burns, Ed.D., is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Leadership for Sustainability Education Graduate Program in the Educational Leadership & Policy department at Portland State University. Her address was titled "The Heart Work of Sustainability Pedagogy."

The symposium even featured a session on STARS and assessing sustainability in the curriculum!

Outcomes since the symposium have not been assessed in detail, but some instructors indicated they would specifically use tools presented in the Integrating Sustainability Concepts into Undergraduate Curricula session, in which methods for communicating course sustainability via the syllabus were covered.

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

This daylong event was a professional development training opportunity for instructors, and was open to other participants as well.

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

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