Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.03
Liaison Jennifer Kleindienst
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2019

STARS v2.2

Wesleyan University
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jennifer Kleindienst
Sustainability Coordinator
Finance and Administration
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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):

Wesleyan launched its first Sustainability Across the Curriculum workshop and seminar series in Fall 2016 and repeated a similar program in Spring 2018. In Spring 2019, the program continued with a request for proposals for courses including sustainability and environmental justice content. Since Fall 2016, 10 amended courses have been taught (topics include neuroscience, physics, philosophy, GIS, history of ecology, and health) and five additional courses are planned (pantheistic religions, ecopoetry, integration of environmental justice into the intro to environmental studies course, service learning about climate change in Madagascar, and landscapes of the Anthropocene writing course).


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

Incentives have varied across the program. In the first two years, faculty who participate in the seminar discussions received a $200 stipend and received an additional $300 for integrating sustainability into an existing course. Beginning in 2019, faculty receive an honorarium of $500-1000 depending on the depth and type of sustainability and/or environmental justice content they integrate into their courses.


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