Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 79.45
Liaison Lindsey Kalkbrenner
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2020

STARS v2.2

Santa Clara University
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Chad Raphael
Professor and Faculty Associate, Curriculum Development and Transformation
Communication and Center for Sustainability
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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):

The Penstemon Project offers annual stipends and professional development workshops for faculty members who want to revise an existing course or design a new one to include sustainability. Workshops introduce a host of teaching resources and offer individualized support, while recognizing that faculty members are the experts in their fields. Over the past three years, the project has trained almost 40 faculty members to incorporate sustainability into at least one of their courses in the College of Arts & Sciences, and the Schools of Business, Law, and Engineering.


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

Santa Clara University offers summer stipends to faculty to add sustainability components to existing courses or to develop new courses with a sustainability focus. These stipends vary between $500 and $2,000, depending on the amount of work involved. The SCU Faculty Development Program and Penstemon Project grant between $6,000 and $12,000 in summer stipends to incentivize faculty each year.


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