|Submission Date||March 13, 2019|
University of Miami
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses
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Environmental Health and Safety
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):
A "Sustainability" Attribute was approved in Spring 2018 by our Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. This new tag allowed students to register online for classes that will count towards the attribution of the Sustainability Certificate awarded by the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy.
Faculty members are encouraged to tag their classes if they qualify, in order to increase enrollment in their class.
Along with the new attribute a yearly workshop on "Sustainability in the Curriculum" is offered by the Abess Center to any faculty who is interested in integrating one or more of the sustainable development goals in their curriculum and sustainability learning outcome in their course.
A brief description of the incentives that faculty members who participate in the program(s) receive:
The yearly workshop is a professional development opportunity. It is organized during the course of a full day, and faculty are invited to a lunch break offered by the Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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