Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.64
Liaison Kimberly Post
Submission Date Feb. 22, 2022

STARS v2.2

Saint Joseph's College - ME
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Greg Teegarden
Professor
Natural Sciences
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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? :
Yes

A brief description of the incentive program(s):
Development of a Civic Sustainability Center
Through the deliberate infusion of Sustainability Education and in recognition of the College's Strategic Planning goal to develop a Center for Natural and Human Environments, the campus will develop a Civic Sustainability Lab to promote, enhance, and reward:

a. community-based learning and research
b. participatory group learning/transformative learning
c. critical thinking and reflective learning
d. student-centered learning/problem-based learning
e. experiential learning

A brief description of the incentives that academic staff who participate in the program(s) receive:
Incentives include:
*small stipends
*trainings
*support from the community based learning director

Civic Sustainability Lab activities will be formally recognized in the annual faculty merit process and rank and tenure consideration, in student curricular and co-curricular requirements, and included in annual staff assessment processes.

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