Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.14
Liaison Lindsey Kalkbrenner
Submission Date May 3, 2014
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Santa Clara University
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 John Farnsworth
Environmental Studies and Sciences
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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:

Our sustainability-across-the-curriculum program is called “The Penstemon Project.” It has been in operation since 2006 and has been joined by 100 faculty.

A new initiative in 2013-14 is a two-year pilot project to encourage colleges/schools and departments to set their own internal goals for the number of courses that will include sustainability. The goal for this organizational-unit pilot is to encourage participation from six departments or colleges/schools.

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

The Provost has granted the Penstemon Project stipends to incentivize and compensate faculty for their work developing sustainability modules. These will be distributed by invitation through the departments/schools participating in the pilot project. A two-year commitment has been made to the pilot program, including course releases for the faculty member administering it, and supplying the project with administrative support through interns.

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

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