Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.44
Liaison Rachel Kornhauser
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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STARS v2.1

State University of New York at Oneonta
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Rachel Kornhauser
Sustainability Coordinator
Finance and Administration
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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):

Sustainable Susquehanna is a faculty training program that is offered each spring to accepted faculty throughout the institution. The intention of the program is to help faculty meaningfully integrate sustainability – broadly defined – into their classrooms. Though we start by taking a close look at SUNY-Oneonta and Otsego County, we invite participants to engage in local/global comparisons. Campus faculty who have received training from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) will facilitate and catalyze discussion of a green curriculum and its integration and role in the broader community. Since 2015, 26 faculty from 16 different departments throughout the social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities participated in the program and taught a new course or updated an existing course with sustainability learning outcomes.

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

Participants receive an honorarium of $1000 upon completion of a new or revised syllabus (with the intent to teach the course by the following fall or spring). Participants also join in a fieldtrip and discussions that will offer opportunities to extend research and teaching horizons across disciplines and create new networks with fellow colleagues.

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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