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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 66.20
Liaison Meghan Chapple
Submission Date May 14, 2014
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STARS v1.2

George Washington University
ER-14: Incentives for Developing Sustainability Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Lisa Benton-Short
Director of the Sustainability Academic Program
Department of Geography
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Does the institution have a program that meets the criteria outlined above?:
Yes

A brief description of the program(s):

The GW Institute for Sustainability offers up to 5-6 Support Grants for Developing or Revising Courses to Meet the GreenLeaf Designation. These grants are available to fund faculty as they undertake syllabus revision to undergraduate courses or design new courses that meet “green leaf” designation.


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

Funding of $2,500 for individual faculty; additional funds are available for faculty teams. Funds can be used for activities such as paying individual faculty members to design or revise their syllabi; hosting workshops for teams of faculty teaching sections of a course where they can collaborate on assignments and assessment; consulting with experts in the discipline who have designed innovative assignments and assessment techniques for introductory courses; and other helpful activities.


The website URL where information about the program is available:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.