|Submission Date||Feb. 25, 2016|
University of California, Merced
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses
School of Natural Sciences
Does the institution have an ongoing incentives program or programs that meet the criteria for this credit?:
A brief description of the program(s), including positive outcomes during the previous three years:
Faculty Curriculum Workshops and Networking Events
A series of campus workshops will be designed to incentivize, support and connect faculty across University of California campuses who voluntarily choose to infuse existing course curriculum across various disciplines with relevant climate and sustainability concepts. UC Merced is a voluntary participant in this program. Each campus identified two co-leaders for the workshop and networking events. The co-leaders (Teamrat Ghezzehei and Tom Hothem) attended a systemwide training session in fall 2015 and will lead a subsequent workshop for their colleagues during the 2015-16 academic year. The program also includes a follow-up networking event in 2016-17 that is open to all faculty and showcases the revised courses. Enriching existing courses in this way is very cost-effective and enhances the educational experience of many students, especially those for whom sustainability and climate may not be a major focus.
A brief description of the incentives that faculty members who participate in the program(s) receive:
Participating faculty will receive up to $1,200 to incorporate sustainability and climate into existing curriculum. Funding for up to 20 participating faculty was provided from the University of California Office of the President.
The website URL where information about the incentive program(s) is available:
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