Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 79.54
Liaison Kelli O'Day
Submission Date June 20, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of California, Davis
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kelli O'Day
Assessment Program Manager
Office of Sustainability
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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):

Global Affairs offers Grants for Advancing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), team-focused grants of up to $7,500 to fund internationally oriented multi-disciplinary programs such as workshops, seminars, speaker series, and trainings that highlight and enhance UC Davis’ connections to one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Faculty are encouraged to design creative projects, new collaborative research proposals aimed at securing external funding, new collaborative teaching initiatives or other ways to support innovative solutions to global challenges.

Since 2019, 20 projects have been funded. Examples include a graduate course titled “Healthier Lives, Healthier Planet” developed in collaboration with Newcastle University and a mixed undergraduate and graduate mini-course on the sustainability of marine ecosystems developed in collaboration with Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

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

Grants of up to $7,500 per accepted proposal

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

Cora Ballek, a student employee at the Sustainability office, assisted in compiling this credit response.

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