Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 80.84
Liaison Teddy Lhoutellier
Submission Date April 26, 2024

STARS v2.2

University of Miami
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Teddy Lhoutellier
Sustainability Manager
Environmental Health and Safety
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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):
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 Scholar program that appears on the student transcript. It also helps student enrolled in some of our new sustainability focused minors to pick the right electives. Faculty members are encouraged to tag their classes if their class qualify. They can refer to the official Guide to the Sustainability Designation. Along with the new attribute a yearly workshop on "Sustainability in the Curriculum" is offered in conjunction with the Department of Geography and Sustainable Development, the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy and the Sustainable Business Department to any faculty who is interested in integrating sustainability learning outcome in their course.

A brief description of the incentives that academic staff who participate in the program(s) receive:
The yearly workshop is a professional development opportunity. It is given during one of the Platform for Excellence in Teaching and Learning outreach sessions. PETAL is designed to disseminate, advance, and recognize innovative teaching and learning across UM’s multiple campuses.

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