Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.37
Liaison Angie Kim
Submission Date Oct. 31, 2019
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Purchase College - State University of New York
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Angie Kim
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
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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):

Since the Sustainability Coordinator was hired in 2018, they have been collaborating with curriculum to incorporate sustainability topics within course projects and content. Faculty feedback has been positive and they noted many students often enjoyed incorporating the subject matter into their disciplines, many saying it was their favorite topic. Faculty, after utilizing either sustainability data or on-campus initiatives, look to incorporate the subject into their course syllabi for the future semesters. This is helpful to the Sustainability Office because many students who are not traditionally involved in sustainability content learn about initiatives and policies through coursework. This has started a budding relationship between the Sustainability Office and various departments such as Visual Arts, Liberal Studies, and Social Sciences.

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

Funding availability in GreenFee funds for sustainable student projects, conferences, professional development, etc. By working with the Sustainability Office, often courses and faculty are able to provide hands-on learning utilizing data and tangible content on-site for their students.

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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