Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.87
Liaison Elias Platte-Bermeo
Submission Date July 29, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Southern California
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Elias Platte-Bermeo
Sustainability Program Assistant
Office of 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):

The Sustainability Across the Curriculum Program offers a financial incentive for faculty from USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences to incorporate sustainability content into their already existing courses. The program was developed with a focus on large General Education or introductory courses.

The program partners these USC Dornsife faculty with other faculty that are experts in various areas of sustainability, and together they develop content (modules, assignments, lab exercises, etc.) for these classes. The program was launched in 2020, and the university has planned to continue the program into future academic years. The second year of the program (2021) will see the program expand from only USC Dornsife faculty to faculty across all USC schools.


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

$3000 are allotted for each class that is part of the Sustainability Across the Curriculum program. $1500 goes to the faculty member teaching the class, and $1500 goes to the faculty partner that is helping develop the sustainability content for the class.


Website URL where information about the incentives for developing sustainability course content is available:
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