Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.78
Liaison Jennifer McLaughlin
Submission Date Dec. 9, 2019
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South Dakota State University
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jennifer McLaughlin
Sustainability Intern
Facilities and Services
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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?:

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):

This is the first time a sustainability in curriculum workshop was offered at SDSU. The workshop series was split into 5 sessions each covering a different aspect of integration. Together the sessions covered the basics of sustainability, how it relates to the attendees' disciplines, how to integrate sustainability, how to add sustainability as a learning outcome, how to include experiential learning within sustainability, and how to assess sustainability assignments. Over the course of the series, 33 faculty attended one or multiple sessions. Attendees came from 15 different departments. There was no follow-up after the sessions. In addition, there were two opportunities for faculty to gather over lunch and discuss sustainability.

A full day workshop was hosted by the Sustainability Specialist and the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning. Presenters were brought in from Central College. The basics of sustainability and ideas of how to integrate sustainability into curriculum were discussed. There was time spent individually with each faculty to brainstorm ideas for their classes and a chance to speak with fellow SDSU faculty who have already integrated sustainability in their classes. Various resources and mentorships with Central College faculty were available to attendees after the workshop. Eight faculty attended. Attendees came from seven different departments. Follow-up with attendees will occur roughly 5 months after the workshop.

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

The workshops were available to all faculty.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

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