Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 34.71
Liaison Kristina Bryan
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Saint Louis University
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Jason Knouft
Interim Director
Center for Sustainability
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Does the institution have an ongoing program or programs that offer incentives for faculty in multiple disciplines or departments to develop new sustainability courses and/or incorporate sustainability into existing courses?:
No

A brief description of the program(s), including positive outcomes during the previous three years (e.g. descriptions of new courses or course content resulting from the program):

The Paul C. Reinert, S.J. Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning is a comprehensive teaching center, serving faculty, graduate students, and other educators at Saint Louis University. While not specific to incentivizing only sustainability, they offer a variety of instructional development and design services and programs, both for individual faculty/instructors and for departments/programs. All services and most programs are provided at no cost to SLU faculty and graduate students. Additionally, they sponsor and co-sponsor workshops on pedagogical topics, facilitated by Center staff, SLU faculty, and national/international experts in higher education.

In August of 2016, The Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning co-sponsored a workshop, Mississippi Project (now affiliated with AASHE as a Center for Sustainability Across the Curriculum). A daylong workshop focused on strategies for infusing sustainability into the curriculum and across the region.
Each year, the Reinert Center offers fellowships for up to three full-time, permanent teaching faculty who have completed at least 2 years of teaching at the University. These fellowships are designed to create mutually-beneficial partnerships between Center staff and SLU faculty, to foster collaboration among SLU faculty on topics related to teaching and learning, and to enhance/supplement existing Center programs and resources. Fellowships can be inclusive of all topics, including sustainability.

Reinert Center Fellows work on specific projects (that they propose) during the fellowship year; projects focus on a specific topic related to pedagogical strategies, course design, and/or research on teaching and learning. Reinert Center Fellows receive a small stipend during their fellowship year.


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

Reinert Center Fellows receive a small stipend during their fellowship year.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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