Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.91
Liaison Liesel Schwarz
Submission Date Nov. 25, 2014
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Villanova University
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Liesel Schwarz
Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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Does the institution have an ongoing incentives program or programs that meet the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the program(s), including positive outcomes during the previous three years:

Interested faculty may apply to be apart of the Faculty Sustainability Workshop organized by the Villanova Center for Energy and Environmental Education (VCE3). In 2014, the workshop had 40 participating faculty members. The workshop is a two day educational session on sustainable education and curriculum development. Over the summer faculty work on developing or altering an existing syllabus to include sustainability learning outcomes. Digital and personnel resources are made available. Final versions of the new syllabus are due at the end of the summer. Faculty who complete the program are given a cash stipend as compensation for time. Although faculty are not required to teach the newly revised course, they are highly encouraged to do so and are required to get written sign off on the revised syllabus from their department head.

During the academic year the Center for Energy and Environmental Education hosts monthly brown bag lunch sessions to discuss topics related to curriculum development and new sustainability ideas/initiatives. This helps provide ongoing education to any interested faculty member, as well as a place for networking and inter-campus connection.


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

Faculty who complete the program are given a cash stipend, as well as a two day educational workshop and resources throughout the process.


The website URL where information about the incentive program(s) is available:

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