Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.13
Liaison Trey McDonald
Submission Date March 24, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of San Diego
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Trey McDonald
Director of Sustainability and Energy Manager
Sustainability
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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? :
Yes

A brief description of the incentive program(s):

To help ensure all students are able to obtain research experience, the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) supports faculty interested in developing and assessing research-intensive courses.

In line with the mission, vision, and strategic direction of the University, the Office of Undergraduate Research has now partnered with the Mulvaney Center for Community, Awareness and Social Action (CASA), the Changemaker Hub (Hub) and the Center for Inclusion and Diversity (CID) to support Community Based Research (CBR) projects.

Both grants support faculty, administration and staff that are interested in incorporating research and undergraduates into their community relationships. In addition to the Curricular Community Based Research Development Grant, the OUR continues to work with faculty and departments to incorporate research into the curricula.

2014-15 Curricular Grant Recipient:
Colin Fisher, Ph.D., History 495: Senior Seminar

2014-15 Co-curricular Grant Recipients:
TITLE: Recognizing Refugees from Mexico
FACULTY: Everard Meade, Trans-Border Institute
COMMUNITY PARTNERS: Casa Cornelia Law Center and the National Immigrant Justice Center
UNDERGRAD RESEARCH STUDENTS: Katrina Eckweiler, Connor Fitzgerald, Aurora Gaumer and Kaitlin Meyer

TITLE: Archiving the History of Logan Heights: Empowering Youth Through History
FACULTY; Alberto Pulido, Department of Ethnic Studies
COMMUNITY PARTNERS: King Chavez Community High School, Via International, and the Chicano Park Steering Community
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH STUDENT: Alma Beltran

TITLE: Desbordando el Bordo / Unpacking the Canal
FACULTY: Maria Silva, Mulvaney Center for Community, Awareness and Social Action (CASA)
COMMUNITY PARTNER: Fundación GAIA
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH STUDENT: Jeffrey Hallock


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

Faculty can get either re-assigned time or a stipend to design new courses. Faculty working on Advanced Integration also receive a stipend to encourage more courses that could include one or more aspects of sustainability.


Website URL where information about the incentives for developing sustainability course content is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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