|Submission Date||March 4, 2022|
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses
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Campus Sustainability Officer
Campus Sustainability Office
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 provided with workshops and stipends upon completion and implementation of their curriculum projects. As of 2012, in preparation for the onset of the new general education program at UW Oshkosh, the University Studies Program which launched in Fall of 2013, regular workshops have been offered to incentivize faculty to infuse sustainability into existing and new courses.
Prior to USP, The Winnebago Project was based on the AASHE faculty development model pioneered as the Ponderosa Project and Piedmont Project. Four faculty have recieved AASHE training and served as workshop leaders. The Winnebago Project is the name for this two-day training and curriculum development effort. Dozens of faculty have gone through the training and have developed courses based on the workshops. Since May 2008, classes of 10-12 faculty members participated in workshops about infusing sustainability into curriculum in all four colleges.
A brief description of the incentives that academic staff who participate in the program(s) receive:
Faculty are offered a $500 stipend for successful completion of the workshop and infusing sustainability into one of their courses.
Website URL where information about the incentives for developing sustainability course content is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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