Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.52
Liaison Megan Varnadore
Submission Date Feb. 18, 2021

STARS v2.2

Sonoma State University
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Claudia Luke
Director of the Center for Environmental Inquiry
Science and Tech Instruction
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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):

The President's Sustainability Advisory Council (PSAC) and the Center for Environmental Inquiry (CEI) request proposals from faculty interested in developing innovative curriculum on sustainability topics. Proposals must incorporate sustainability content and activities into a significant portion of course. Preference is given to proposals that incorporate high-impact educational practices, such as inquiry and real-world project experiences. Proposals from all disciplines are encouraged. New courses may be proposed, as well as the reworking of current courses to incorporate sustainability into a significant portion of course content and activities within the specific field of study. Previous faculty recipients of “Sustainability in the Classroom” awards have been in Philosophy, Maths, Biology, Environmental Studies, and Economics.

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

Two stipends of $3,000 each will be awarded to faculty who commit to developing an innovative curriculum on sustainability topics for inclusion in the fall or spring course catalog.

Website URL where information about the incentives for developing sustainability course content is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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