Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.64
Liaison Casey Meehan
Submission Date Dec. 22, 2020

STARS v2.2

Western Technical College
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Casey Meehan
Director of Sustainability and Resilience
Sustainability
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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):

Western is a co-founding member of the Driftless Sustainability in Education Project, modeled after the Ponderosa Project. This is a partnership with 2 other local institutions of higher education (Winona State University & University of Wisconsin-La Crosse). Since 2018, 25 faculty members, 4 staff members in instructional support roles, and 3 K-12 faculty have participated in a multi-day, place-based workshop focused on embedding sustainability in their content areas. Each has developed a unit, lesson, or project focused on sustainability using the UN SDGs as a guiding framework.


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

The workshop is hosted at UW-La Crosse. Western's sustainability department pays for the registration of any Western faculty and staff to attend (approximately $150 each).


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