Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.21
Liaison Jeannie Matheison
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Idaho
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Jeannie L. Matheison
Sustainability Center
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Does the institution have an ongoing program or programs that offer incentives for faculty in multiple disciplines or departments to develop new sustainability courses and/or incorporate sustainability into existing courses?:

A brief description of the program(s), including positive outcomes during the previous three years (e.g. descriptions of new courses or course content resulting from the program):

The university does not currently have a program that offers incentives for faculty to develop sustainability-related courses, but it did offer a program in 2006, described below:

Sustainable Idaho, a University of Idaho incentive for developing sustainable courses, was funded for five years, from July 2006 - July 2011. Sustainable Idaho used a twofold strategy to incentivize the creation of sustainability curricula - curriculum development workshops and faculty mini–grants. The workshops allowed faculty of all disciplines to practice incorporating sustainability concepts into their courses. Faculty were given a stipend to participate in the workshops and deliver the newly designed course(s). A university funded grant competition awarded a total of $15,000-20,000 annually to faculty to develop new sustainability courses and/or revise existing courses to include sustainable concepts. Funding has not been renewed.

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


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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