Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.82
Liaison Kimberly Reeves
Submission Date Feb. 20, 2015
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University of Colorado Colorado Springs
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 David Havlick
Asst Professor/ Director Sustainable Development Minor
Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
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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:

As part of the new general education curriculum adopted by UCCS, the Provost's Office is supporting a Sustainability Director who will plan and facilitate workshops for faculty to develop sustainability courses across campus. The general education requirement that all students take at least one course relating to sustainability also serves as an incentive, since colleges and departments must now make sustainability courses available in order for their students to graduate.

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

The Sustainability Director receives a one-course offload; financial incentives are forthcoming (but not yet specified) from the Provost's Office to develop integrative sustainability courses.

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

This is new as of spring 2014, so we are not yet able to describe outcomes from the program. To access relevant information from the URL posted above, click on "Overview" and scroll down to "Sustainability Integrated Component."

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