Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.15
Liaison Jessica Bilecki
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of the Pacific
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jessica Bilecki
Sustainability Director
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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? :

A brief description of the incentive program(s):

Faculty are encouraged to develop new courses that address topics and issues relevant to society. Sustainability is among these topics. Faculty development leave can focus on course development, and the university has internal grant mechanisms to support teaching through the Committee on Academic Planning and Development. The Rupley-Church Grant for International Understanding provides support for faculty development projects that increase understanding of international issues across the university. These international issues may be sustainability related.

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

Training and stipend for developing online courses, internal grants ($1500 individual, $3000 joint proposals) to support teaching –related activities.

Faculty can also apply to the Long Fellowship grant which provides funding for innovations in General Education classes.

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

Data from website and faculty.

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