Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.35
Liaison Alan Burr
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-Platteville
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Amy Seeboth-Wilson
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
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Does the institution have an ongoing program or programs that offer incentives for faculty in multiple disciplines or departments to develop new sustainability courses and/or incorporate sustainability into existing courses?:

A brief description of the program(s), including positive outcomes during the previous three years (e.g. descriptions of new courses or course content resulting from the program):

The University has a relatively new Green Fund (started in fall 2016) that can fund faculty to develop curriculum or integrate sustainability into existing courses. To be funded projects must do at least one of the following: 1) Visually exhibit sustainability on campus to make campus a living laboratory for sustainability; 2) Integrate sustainability into formal curriculum and professional preparedness; 3) Build resources that promote and support campus sustainability; 4) Increase awareness of campus sustainability efforts within the community and broader region; 5) Make sustainability part of our daily campus operations.

So far the fund has been used in several projects that incorporate sustainability into existing courses, including the establishment of a native medicinal garden and purchases two bee hives, both on campus.

More information about each project and the fund can be found here: https://www.uwplatt.edu/sustainability/green-fund

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

The fund can cover expense for materials and supplies as well as time dedicated to curriculum development.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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