|Submission Date||July 12, 2016|
University of Texas at Arlington
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses
Professor, Chair Working Group on Curriculum, Research, and Community Engagement
Does the institution have an ongoing incentives program or programs that meet the criteria for this credit?:
A brief description of the program(s), including positive outcomes during the previous three years:
The University Sustainability Committee awards Faculty Fellowships on Sustainability in the Curriculum. The Committee’s Working Group on Curriculum, Research and Community Engagement evaluates applications from faculty to support the integration of teaching on sustainability into courses that they teach.
Faculty Fellowships are awarded to support development of modules on sustainability for existing courses, laboratory exercises, service learning exercises, field trips, development of new courses, or development of other curriculum products. Dissemination of products via scholarly publications or other venues is encouraged but not required. Tenured and tenure-track faculty as well as Lecturers are eligible for awards. Two to three awards per year are made.
A brief description of the incentives that faculty members who participate in the program(s) receive:
Faculty Fellowships in the amount of $2,000 - $5,000 for one semester are awarded. Funds may be used as a salary supplement for the Fellow, to support purchase or production of materials and resources, development of service learning projects, attending relevant conferences or workshops, conducting evaluations or surveys that support the curricular activity, or other relevant expenses.
The website URL where information about the incentive program(s) is available:
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