Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.66
Liaison Eric Boles
Submission Date March 5, 2021
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Arkansas
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Marty Matlock
Executive Director
Office for Sustainability
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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?:
Yes

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):

The University of Arkansas Sustainability Academic Program provides buy-out time and support for the development of Tier 1 and Tier 2 sustainability courses. This program supports faculty in multiple disciplines or departments to develop new sustainability courses and/or incorporate sustainability into existing courses.


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

Incentives for faculty to participate in this program include faculty release time, funding for professional development, grants, financial awards, and training offered by the institution.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The University of Arkansas Undergraduate minor and graduate certificate in sustainability create a platform for course development across colleges. Students can use these courses as part of their technical elective requirement, driving demand for new subject matter.

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