Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.52
Liaison Seth Vidana
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Western Washington University
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Grace Wang
Associate Professor
Environmental Studies
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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?:
Yes

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 ""Sustainability Fellows"" program, which spans approximately 6 months each academic year. The Academic Program Director for Sustainability convenes the monthly meeting to discuss and incorporate sustainability into curricula. Sustainability content has been incorporated into 10 courses. Program Outcomes
• Re-design or add a significant sustainability component to a course.
• Form partnerships and supportive teaching and learning networks.
• Reflect on sustainability as both personal and civic modes of thinking. Through readings, dialogue, and presentations, you’ll learn some “best practices” in teaching for and about sustainability.

Program Outcomes
• Re-design or add a significant sustainability component to a course.
• Form partnerships and supportive teaching and learning networks.
• Reflect on sustainability as both personal and civic modes of thinking. Through readings, dialogue, and presentations, you’ll learn some “best practices” in teaching for and about sustainability.


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

$1000 stipend for faculty fellows (application required)


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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