Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.33
Liaison Gener Abdon
Submission Date July 31, 2020
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STARS v2.1

San Diego State University
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00
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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?:
Yes

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):

Impact—on our community and students—is the reason we are piloting this program and focusing on one community for an academic year. By focusing your existing course on a city-identified project, you link your students to a larger effort with a visible impact in our partner city.

We recognize that many faculty are already engaged in high impact practices, including service learning activities, that promote student success. The Sage Project seeks not to replace but rather enhance these activities by connecting individual courses to a city-wide initiative and creating critical mass of service and interest that will have a dramatic impact in the community.


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

The Sage Project benefits faculty by matching courses with engaging real-world projects from our partner city and providing the support, information, and infrastructure to make the project a drop-in for your existing course.

Staff support. We provide assistance for your service or applied learning activity.

Faculty may apply for up to $1000 to support course activities. Funds can be used for materials and resources, student travel, to bring in a guest speaker, or other approved uses.

Publicity. The Sage Project works with campus and local media to share your course successes and ensure you receive recognition for the good work you and your students are doing in the community.

Interesting, meaningful work for students. Which is more likely to engage your students—the same hypothetical data set for your Statistics course OR data from a local community that could be used to develop solutions to real-world problems?


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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