|Submission Date||Feb. 7, 2019|
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses
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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):
In AY 2014-2015, the Sustainability Faculty Fellows Program was instituted as a way to connect faculty members more closely to sustainability work on UNCG's campus. The Sustainability Faculty Fellows Program promotes collaboration among scholarly disciplines in order to encourage the integration of sustainability in research and teaching across the campus. The SFFs partner with the Academic Sustainability Coordinator (ASC) to further academic sustainability in the areas of Leadership/Outreach, Teaching, and Research. SFFs work on clearly specified projects that may include, but are not limited to:
1) co- or extra-curricular campus programs,
2) curriculum activities (including team-taught and individual courses), and
3) research projects or collaborations.
The SFF can be a 1- or 2-year position renewable through re-application. SFFs may be either tenured, tenure-track, or full-time non-ladder faculty. SFF’s are remunerated on an ad hoc basis in consultation with the faculty member’s department head and dean; remuneration (up to $3500) may include a course release, research/travel funding, graduate assistant support, or other agreed upon resources.
Within the last three years, one SFF participant used their fellowship to develop a course entitled ENV 350: Sustainability + Built Environment. 12 students completed the course, where they also had to register to complete the LEED Green Associate exam.
A brief description of the incentives that faculty members who participate in the program(s) receive:
Faculty members receive a course release (or a $3500 equivalent, which can be used toward research, teaching/course development, or travel).
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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