Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.85
Liaison Milan Stijepovic
Submission Date Nov. 19, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Pitzer College
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Brinda Sarathy
Associate Professor of Environmental Analysis and Director of the Redford Conservancy
Environmental Analysis
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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:

The Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern CA Sustainability at Pitzer College offers modest financial course support of up to $500 for classes that incorporate sustainability foci into their curriculum. This program is in its second year. In its first year, this incentive led to the creation of two new classes at Pitzer College: a painting class (Emphasis on Locality) and an Asian American Studies class (Science, Technology, Asian America).

This year (2015-2016), Pitzer's Redford Conservancy is supporting courses in Sociology (Introduction to Sociology) , Political Science (Agrarian Political Rebellion) and Photography (Ecopoetics and Photography) that have incorporated sustainability into their curriculum.

Positive outcomes of these courses vary, and include engaging students with questions around environmental sustainability from various disciplinary perspectives, engaging with communities involved in environmental justice issues, and working on agricultural projects on campus.


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

In its first year, the Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern CA Sustainability at Pitzer College was able to offer $1500 to faculty for developing new or revising current courses to incorporate themes of sustainability.

Given budget issues, the financial support has been reduced, but still continues via offering course support of up to $500 for classes that incorporate sustainability foci into their curriculum.


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

The incentive program is advertised via email to Pitzer Faculty. The website provided in this section highlights some of the courses we have supported, based on faculty submissions to the Director of the Redford Conservancy.

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