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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.41
Liaison Fletcher Alexander
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2018
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STARS v2.1

California State University, Chico
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 James Pushnik
Director and Rawlins Professor of Environmental Literacy
Institute for Sustainable Development
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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):

There are campus based mini-grants through the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching that have funded efforts for the past two years for the development of a Faculty Learning Communities (FLC's) focused on integration of the principles of sustainability into the curriculum. This grant program has been instrumental in bring faculty from 20 different academic departments together to create or redesign courses that either are integrated into the new general education sustainability pathway. Additionally, the campus annually hosts the This Way to Sustainability Conference which provides professional development and presentation opportunities useful in retention, tenure and promotion (RTP) processes


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

The resources from CELT have been utilized to conduct workshops and provide resource materials to interested faculty.


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