Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.64
Liaison Yolanda Cieters
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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Seattle University
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Phillip Thompson
Director
CEJS
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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):

(1) The Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability’s (CEJS) annual fellowship program (FY2013-FY2017) supports student and faculty scholarship in environmental justice and sustainability. This fellowship program is available to support scholarly research by faculty in all disciplines on topics related to environmental justice or sustainability. Proposals are encouraged in all types of scholarship, and projects that include collaboration across disciplines or schools/colleges are highly encouraged. The program provides support for new projects, for extending previous work, or for moving projects in a new direction. CEJS faculty fellows are expected to produce a tangible scholarly product, such as a grant proposal, journal article, peer-reviewed artistic presentation, a publishable project as a result of their participation in this program, incorporation of sustainability into existing courses, or the development of new courses.
Learn more here: http://www.seattleu.edu/cejs/fellowships/

Example:
CEJS Fellow Dr. Brian McCullough enriched his course assignments by incorporating LCA to determining the environmental footprint of a spectator’s economic activities surrounding their attendance at events.
Learn more here:
https://www.seattleu.edu/cejs/ejs-research-at-su/cejs-fellowships/past-faculty-fellows/2015-2016-fellows/
https://www.seattleu.edu/artsci/about/faculty-and-staff/brian-mccullough-phd.html

(2) The Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture provides Course Development Summer Stipends to encourage faculty to create course offerings that provide students the opportunities to engage with the Catholic Intellectual Tradition in its multidisciplinary manifestations. Courses are developed for multiple departments including arts, sciences, humanities, business, education and nursing. These grants are intended to lead to courses that will enrich the university’s Catholic Studies Program around topic areas such as (among others) catholic social thought and Laudato Si (ecological justice).
Learn more at: https://www.seattleu.edu/ictc/faculty/course-development-stipends/


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

Each CEJS Fellowship Award is one-course release or a stipend during the academic year.


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