Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.30
Liaison Dave Barbier
Submission Date May 14, 2018
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University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Shelly Janowski
Sustainability Coordinator
Facility Services
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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):

University Personnel Development Committee Course Innovation (CI) Grant offers grants for development of new and/or innovative classes, teaching strategies, methods of classroom presentation, and the development and implementation of innovative assessment strategies for course curriculum improvement.
Recipients of Course Innovation grants for 2016 and 2017.
Jacob Prater/CNR/Soils – Increasing efficiency of lab time usage in SOIL 465
Christine Witt/CPS/Communicative Disorders – Bringing CSD 360 Online
Brad Kahrs & Cindy McCabe/L&S/Math – Teaching Common Core Content for Secondary Math Majors
Mert Kartal/L&S/Political Science – Poli 387: International Simulation (flipped classroom)
Thomas Leek/L&S/World Languages – An Open Online German Textbook
Sarah Scripps/L&S/History & Intl. Studies – Teaching History through Objects
Sebastian Zamfir & Adriana Durbala/L&S/Physics & Astronomy – Observation Techniques in Astronomy

Following instructors received Online Course Development Grants in March 2018 to design courses:
Perry Cook, Education 790-Brain Based Teaching and Learning
Sarah Scripps, History 177-US History since 1877
Shuva Gautam, Natural Resources 774-Decision Making in Natural Resource Management
David Barry, Sociology 101-Principles of Sociology
Other courses developed:
Summer 2017: Spanish 101, Psychology 260 (SS), Biology 100 (NS), Food and Nutrition 253
Fall 2017: Political Science 380, English 354
Winter 2018: Geography 341, Music 105 (USD, ART)
Spring 2018: Geography 341, Accounting 211, Psychology 260 (SS), Communication 280 (SS), Communication 240 (SS)

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

The Course Innovation (CI) Grant provides a $1,500 summer stipend to eligible faculty or academic staff. This opportunity requires a minimum $150 match from the applicant’s academic department/unit and/or college.

Online Course Development Grant awards are $1,000 per credit developed, with a maximum of $4,000 per course. Course design workshops and resources are available.

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

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