Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 78.69
Liaison Lindsey Kalkbrenner
Submission Date Feb. 14, 2023

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? :

A brief description of the incentive program(s):

Since 2007, the Sustainability Across the Curriculum (SAC) Program has offered funding and training to faculty to integrate teaching about sustainability in every school and department at SCU. As an AASHE Center for Sustainability Across the Curriculum, SCU also trains faculty members and sustainability officers from other institutions. Our annual SAC workshops introduce a host of teaching resources and offer individualized support for revising an existing course or developing a new one, while recognizing that faculty members are experts in their fields. Over the past three years, we have trained 15-20 SCU faculty and the same number of non-SCU faculty each year to revise at least one course. In 2022, we created an additional workshop entitled Laudato Si’ across the Curriculum (LSAC) to train faculty how to teach about environmental justice and incorporate community-engaged research into their teaching and scholarship, with 10 faculty participants in the first cohort.

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

Both the SAC and LSAC programs provide SCU participants with stipends, certificates of completion, and commendations sent to participants’ department chairs.

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