Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.15
Liaison Nick Cookson
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Sewanee - The University of the South
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Nick Cookson
Sustainability Program Manager
Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
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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):

The Collaborative for Southern Appalachian and Place-Based Studies is "a partnership between Sewanee and Yale—[that] seeks to bring together long-standing, more recent, and yet-to-be-imagined efforts of numerous Sewanee and Yale faculty, students, and community partners to build a transformative and replicable model of public scholarship fundamentally grounded by humanistic inquiry and a focus on place. Insofar as a meaningful understanding of and engagement with a place—whether Southern Appalachia or some other locale—demands multiple perspectives, varied methodologies, and real-world application, a place-based inquiry can catalyze innovative collaborations that transcend traditional disciplinary, institutional, and academy-community boundaries. Such collaborations and the approaches emerging from them are likely to be especially valuable in addressing the complex array of challenges and opportunities facing local and global communities."
There is a Call for Proposals, which "is an invitation to think creatively to develop and strengthen collaborative, interdisciplinary place-based approaches with a focus on humanistic questions and themes."

Additionally, the Office of Civic Engagement offers incentives for Civic Engagement fac fellows who are doing EPA style sustainability courses.


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

Stipends associated with developing a new course and participating in Sewanee's First Year Program.
http://e-catalog.sewanee.edu/arts-sciences/departments-interdisciplinary-programs/first-year-program/#coursestext


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