Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.69
Liaison Tess Esposito
Submission Date Feb. 9, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Dayton
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00
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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):

In 2018 and 2019, the Sustainability Studies Program regularly convened a group of faculty across the university to support development of UD’s sustainability curriculum. Participants included faculty from multiple disciplines. As a result of these working groups, sustainability faculty and faculty from related disciplines finalized course offerings for the Sustainability Studies Program, incorporated more components of experiential learning in partnership with local community organizations, and developed assessment criteria for program learning outcomes. Several new courses were developed and approved, including SEE 280: Sustainable Communities; SEE 310: Sustainability Scenarios; SEE 325: Sustainable Development Goals, which were all offered in 2020/2021.

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

Faculty receive administrative support and peer workshopping support in course development. Meals during the workshops, tours of local community projects and organizations, and support from the learning teaching center are also provided.

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

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