Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.76
Liaison Jamie Greiner
Submission Date March 22, 2021
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Mount Union
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jamie Greiner
Sustainability and Campus Outreach Manager
Nature 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 Sustainability Management Advisory Committee (SMAC) operates the Sustainability Stipend program. This program began in 2018 in support of the University of Mount Union’s ongoing commitment to Sustainability. These stipends are intended to support curriculum development work to infuse sustainability-related content into Mount Union courses. Such development may include revision of existing courses to deal with issues relating to sustainability, development of new components for existing courses, or development of completely new courses.
Each recipient will receive a $300 stipend for their efforts to incorporate sustainability across the curriculum at Mount Union. The selected applicants will be asked to present their revised or newly developed courses at a special Faculty Spotlight on Sustainability. This program will be used to celebrate the recipients of the stipends and to inform, motivate, and attract other faculty members that may also be interested in incorporating sustainability principles and themes into their courses.

The positive outcomes include the incorporation of sustainability concepts into the following 9 courses: CAP 400 Addressing Global Health, SOC 220 The Many Faces of Poverty, SOC 280 Criminology, NUR 440 Nursing Care of Clients with Critical Health Conditions, PA 512 Clinical Medicine I, EXS 390 Lifespan Nutrition, FYS Sustainable Communities as Pathway to Peace, CSC 100 Introduction to Information Management, and BIO 315 Physiological Ecology

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

The main incentive is monetary ($300 stipend). Receiving the stipend can also be used as part of the faculty members tenure/promotion documentation.

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

2020-21 Faculty Letter attached above.

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