Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.29
Liaison Olivia Shehan
Submission Date Aug. 18, 2011
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Wellesley College
ER-14: Incentives for Developing Sustainability Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Patrick Willoughby
Sustainability Director
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Does the institution have a program that meets the criteria outlined above?:

A brief description of the program(s):

Wellesley College offers incentives to faculty in multiple departments to develop or revise courses on any subject, through grants and funding. Some of this funding is through the committee on Educational Research and Development. Any faculty member can apply for these resources to develop new courses or incorporate new elements into courses. While that funding does not specify sustainability, it can be used for such purposes.

In addition, the colleges' Sustainability Certificate Program has funding available (including an innovation fund) for faculty to develop cross-campus programs. An example of this is the new Sustainability 201 course development, funded through college incentives.

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

These programs primarily offer faculty funding for the development of new courses or further development of existing ones.

The website URL where information about the program is available:

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