Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.70
Liaison Alexi Lamm
Submission Date Oct. 31, 2019

STARS v2.2

Utah State University
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Alexi Lamm
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities
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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? :
Yes

A brief description of the incentive program(s):

This program began in 2015 with 17 faculty members and a PhD student participating. Each year participating faculty from fields as diverse as art history, civil engineering, business management, physics, and psychology reach 1,100 to 2,400 students more students. Each year the number of students learning sustainability concepts grows, over 5,000 students per year as of the 2018-2019 academic year when the latest group of Planetary Thinking faculty incorporate sustainability in their courses.

Goals:
1. Changes/additions to course content that engage a new level of student and faculty inquiry through the broad lens of sustainability.
2. A community of learning that results in a flexible literacy of sustainability from local to global.
3. A community that is better prepared to identify and meet the challenges of a fast-changing world.


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

Faculty received $500-$1000 for participation.


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