Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.38
Liaison Olivia Shehan
Submission Date Nov. 13, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Wellesley College
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Dorothea Von Herder
Sustainability Coordinator
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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 Paulson Ecology of Place Initiative is a campus initiative directed at growing and improving the College's relationship with the landscape. As part of the initiative, faculty can apply for grants to develop course content which uses the campus as a living laboratory. An example of a course which has benefitted from these grants include ES 100, Introduction to Environmental Science & Systems, a new ES class meant to be more accessible to all students and also to closely involve the landscape as students keep "systems journals" in which they observe one location on campus throughout the semester.

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

The Paulson Initiative provides selected proposals up to a $2500 faculty summer stipend for courses to be taught in the 2018-19 academic year, depending on the extent of the course revision using the landscape and up to $1000 in other expenses to support course revision and implementation (for example student assistants, equipment, or other expenses directly related to development and implementation of the course).

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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