Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.30
Liaison Srinivasan Raghavan
Submission Date Feb. 16, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Missouri
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
2.00 / 2.00 Srinivasan Raghavan
Sustainability Manager
Sustainability Office
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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):

Mizzou Advantage is a program designed by University of Missouri faculty, students and alumni working together to identify competitive assets that set MU apart from other universities. These assets underlie five dynamic initiatives that collectively are called the Mizzou Advantage. They include:
*Food for the Future
*Media of the Future
*The Convergence of Human and Animal Health
*Sustainable Energy
*Understanding and Managing Disruptive and Transformational Technologies

Mizzou Advantage encourages developing new sustainability educational courses related to these five initiatives.

For example:

Students involved in the Food for the Future initiative will capitalize on MU's strengths in plant and animal sciences; food safety and biosecurity; local food systems; food and health research; and food-related topics in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

With faculty from 40 departments teaching courses related to the environment and sustainability, and the Sustain Mizzou student group coordinating sustainability projects, the Sustainable Energy initiative offers students opportunities to learn about and develop new green technologies like biofuels and nuclear power.

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

Developing sustainability courses through the Mizzou Advantage program allows faculty members access to Mizzou Advantage grants and fundraising provided by both the University and by outside collaborators. This funding can be used for books, class affiliated trips, guest speakers, etc.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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