Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.87
Liaison Kevin Kirsche
Submission Date June 22, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Georgia
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Tyra Byers
Program Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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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 Across Curriculum Faculty Development Workshops

These faculty development workshops provide strategies and examples for enhancing teaching aimed at preparing students to address the challenges of sustainability in their professional, civic and personal lives regardless of discipline. Workshops are offered every spring between the end of the semester and the start of Maymester. Faculty from every discipline are invited to participate.

Workshops led by faculty and facilitated by the Office of Sustainability provide opportunities for cross-disciplinary interaction, definitions and examples of sustainability education, discussion of learning outcomes and student engagement, and tours of on-campus sustainability resources. Participants have the summer to revise an existing syllabus or create a new one.

A brief description of the incentives that academic staff who participate in the program(s) receive:
$500 Faculty Development Grants are available for up to 20 participants. Funds are distributed when revised syllabi are submitted to the Office of Sustainability. These revised syllabi are available from the Faculty Workshop portion of the Office of Sustainability Website as a resource to other faculty.

Website URL where information about the incentives for developing sustainability course content is available:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Faculty Mini-Grants are also available to any faculty looking for support for course-based activities that integrate sustainability into the curriculum. Applicants may request up to $500 for projects, guest speakers, field trips, or other activities that enhance experiential learning and engage undergraduate and graduate students in sustainability. Emphasis is placed on courses that use the campus as a living laboratory and seek to link classroom teaching to local and regional ecosystems, economics, and social and community networks. Any University of Georgia faculty or graduate student teaching a course is eligible to apply.

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