Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Gary Schmeisser
Submission Date July 30, 2012
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STARS v1.1

Saint Mary's University
ER-14: Incentives for Developing Sustainability Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Sustainability Assistant
Sustainability Assistant
Facilities Management
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Does the institution have a program that meets the criteria outlined above?:
Yes

A brief description of the program(s):

There is no ongoing program that offers these types of incentives for faculty to develop new sustainability courses. However, during the 2010-2011 academic year, the university teaching scholar program focused on ‘Sustainability Across the Curriculum.’ The teaching scholar was awarded one full year course release to work with her colleagues and faculty members across campus to encourage and assist them in integrating sustainability as a theme into their course curriculum and their course delivery (including applying sustainable practices in there course materials, reducing use of paper by instructor and students, encouraging use of reusable mugs and drinking bottles in class, etc.).
The Centre for Academic and Instructional Development maintains a resource collection of books and journals available for loan to interested faculty members. This collection now contains resources to assist and support individuals with the integration of sustainability principles into their course curricula.


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

The teaching scholar was awarded one full year course release.
Professors who wish to bring sustainability into the classroom are offered support and resources to do so.


The website URL where information about the program is available:
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There is no ongoing program that offers these types of incentives for faculty to develop new sustainability courses. However, during the 2010-2011 academic year, the university teaching scholar program focused on ‘Sustainability Across the Curriculum.’ The teaching scholar was awarded one full year course release to work with her colleagues and faculty members across campus to encourage and assist them in integrating sustainability as a theme into their course curriculum and their course delivery (including applying sustainable practices in there course materials, reducing use of paper by instructor and students, encouraging use of reusable mugs and drinking bottles in class, etc.).
The Centre for Academic and Instructional Development maintains a resource collection of books and journals available for loan to interested faculty members. This collection now contains a small selection of resources to assist and support individuals with the integration of sustainability principles into their course curricula.

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