Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 63.29
Liaison Allison Mihalich
Submission Date Oct. 13, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of Notre Dame
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
2.00 / 2.00 Mike Seamon
Vice President
Campus Safety & University Operatis
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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):

1. The Energy Center accepts applications for funding from faculty and graduate students to develop new courses or to enhance existing courses to include energy-related topics and issues.
2. Center for Environmental Justice Focused on EIJ-related teaching, research, and service, the Center for Environmental Justice and Children’s Health is a multi-disciplinary group of Notre Dame faculty, students, and friends dedicated to addressing EIJ.
3. The director of the Sustainability Minor conducted a Sustainability Across the Curriculum workshop in May 2015. This resulted in four faculty members creating a new course or adding a sustainability unit to their course.

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

1. Faculty receive funding for developing courses.
2. Grants for teaching, research and service are available.
3. A stipend given to faculty members who create a new course or add a sustainability unit to an existing course.
4. Eight new course development grants were awarded in Spring 2017 from the Sustainability Minor.

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

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