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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 Silver
Overall Score 51.16
Liaison Juliana Goodlaw-Morris
Submission Date June 30, 2017
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STARS v2.1

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Juliana Goodlaw-Morris
Sustainability Manager
Safety, Risk and Sustainability
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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 ‘Campus as a Living Lab’ Grant Program is a unique opportunity to partner faculty and facilities management staff in using the campus as a forum for the exploration of sustainability concepts and theories. The program aligns the California State University’s long-standing commitment to sustainability with the fundamental goal of preparing students for the workforce.

The ‘Campus as a Living Lab’ Grant Program will provide funding both for the faculty and for the project.

- The development or redesign of a course that ties elements of sustainability into opportunities for learning using the campus physical plant. Funds of up to $12,000 will be awarded to support the preparation of the proposed course.

- Funds to implement the course and connect with facilities is also provided and varies depending on the request and type of project.

Faculty in every discipline can benefit from the courses being developed, including GE courses and upper division courses.


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

Faculty members receive $12,000 for the course redesign. They also have one year to work on the development of the course and are expected to implement the course redesign the second year, and subsequent years after that.

http://www.csusm.edu/sustainability/goals/academic_research/livinglab.html


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