Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.15
Liaison Paul Scanlon
Submission Date Feb. 29, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Slippery Rock University
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Paul Scanlon
Special Assistant to the President
President's Office/Sustainability
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Does the institution have an ongoing incentives program or programs that meet the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the program(s), including positive outcomes during the previous three years:

Slippery Rock University offers Green Fund Grants that can be used to fund professional development for creating/broadening sustainability curriculum. Positive outcomes of previous grants include:
1. A faculty member was funded to attend the 2013 AASHE conference in Nashville, Tennessee, providing her with the resources needed to establish connections between the Professional Writing classroom and campus sustainability efforts.
2. Past grants supported the development of/improvements to additional courses, including Environmental Problems (a course covering environmental problems that now includes the sustainable solutions to the problems and Principles of Sustainability (a course that was moved from a 600 level to a 300 level undergraduate course that is now required in the Environmental Studies program).


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

The Slippery Rock University Green Fund Grant provides funding for sustainability activities on campus. Requests for proposals are released each fall and spring semester and applicants can apply for up to $20,000 to fund a project, including support for sustainability related professional development. This grant has supported faculty in developing sustainability curriculum. For example, Dr. Langdon Smith and Dr. Julie Snow received $4,150 to attend the AASHE workshop titled "Sustainability Across the Curriculum". The faculty attended the workshop at Emory College in Atlanta and learned to teach faculty members how to build sustainability components into classes. The faculty members then ran a workshop for Slippery Rock University faculty.


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

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