Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.77
Liaison Andrew Porter
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Cincinnati
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Daniel Hart
Sustainability Coordinator
Planning + Design + Construction
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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):

Sustainability is the 5th of 9 principles embedded in our institutional Strategic Plan, and one specific goal is to "Integrate sustainability into educational programs, research, reporting, and community outreach." The Deans of the various colleges are tasked with achieving this goal, and have implemented numerous and varied programs to support faculty in their colleges to integrate sustainability into existing courses and/or create new ones.

In addition, UC is launching a new Sustainability Course Incentive program in spring 2020; faculty will be invited to apply for small grants to support their professional development in content or technology. to aid them in adding or improving sustainability elements to existing courses, and/or creating new sustainability courses. The window for submissions will open March 30th, 2020 and awards will be made in May 2020. The program will run for at least the next three years. See uploaded file for more details.

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

Support, professional development, collaboration, recognition.
Also, cash awards between $500-$1000 to offset technology or professional development costs. Again, see attachment for more details.

Website URL where information about the incentives for developing sustainability course content is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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