Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.86
Liaison Elida Erickson
Submission Date March 23, 2016
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STARS v2.0

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Shauna Casey
Sustainability Programs Manager
Sustainability Office
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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:

The Sustainability Office offers small working group grants to faculty and staff to support the goals of the Campus Sustainability Plan which can be used to improve infrastructure, operations, research and teaching.

Similarly, the Carbon Fund provides grants to projects that reduce the University's Carbon Footprint and/or engage and educate the campus about climate change, climate neutrality and emissions reductions.

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

The Sustainability Office has provided around $50,000 annually to projects that support the Campus Sustainability Plan. The Carbon Fund provides around $140,000 annually to projects that support climate change education and emissions reductions.

The website URL where information about the incentive program(s) is available:
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