Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.84
Liaison Andrew Horning
Submission Date Dec. 19, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Michigan
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Andrew Horning
Managing Director
Graham Sustainability Institute
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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):

Gala - Open tools for sustainability learning, an innovative web-based platform for teaching and learning with sustainability case studies. Gala was conceived and built at the University of Michigan by the Michigan Sustainability Cases (MSC) initiative, and it has been in use primarily at the School for Environment and Sustainability, though it has been used in other units and at other institutions. The platform was developed with two goals in mind: 1) to bring case studies into the fields of environment and sustainability as an engaging and effective pedagogy; and 2) to re-imagine the form of case studies by bringing them online and adding multimedia elements to make cases more inclusive, adaptable, and immersive.

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

As an incentive for case development, faculty are given a moderate amount of teaching credit (credit toward their annual teaching load) for completion of an MSC case.

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