Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.85
Liaison Karen Eckert, Ph.D.
Submission Date Nov. 30, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Principia College
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Karen Eckert, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
Center for Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:

In furtherance of the Principia Center for Sustainability’s mission “to educate, promote, and inspire Principia College’s students, faculty and staff to become more responsible local and global environmental citizens”, one of the Center’s stated objectives is to “Be a resource for faculty development aimed at infusing sustainable concepts and content into courses.” To this end, the Center provides enrichment grants for faculty to pursue professional training in sustainability. The primary purpose of these grants is to enrich the quality of student education, improve teacher effectiveness, contribute to Principia’s educational program, and benefit the academic community. An example is the support provided to a member of the Business Administration faculty in 2013 to complete a Professional Certificate in Sustainable Business Practices at the University of Vermont, which led to the successful development of a new course: BUAD 270 Business, Society, & Sustainability.

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

Incentives are financial through the Center for Sustainability's "Faculty/Staff Sustainability Enrichment Grant" program, as described above.

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

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.