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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 56.68
Liaison Jeanne Gulnick
Submission Date July 18, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Saint Joseph's College - ME
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jeanne Gulnick
Assistant Professor/Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Natural Sciences
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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):

Development of a Civic Sustainability Center
Through the deliberate infusion of Sustainability Education and in recognition of the College's Strategic Planning goal to develop a Center for Natural and Human Environments, the campus will develop a Civic Sustainability Lab to promote, enhance, and reward:

a. community-based learning and research
b. participatory group learning/transformative learning
c. critical thinking and reflective learning
d. student-centered learning/problem-based learning
e. experiential learning


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

Incentives include:
*small stipends
*trainings
*support from the community based learning director

Civic Sustainability Lab activities will be formally recognized in the annual faculty merit process and rank and tenure consideration, in student curricular and co-curricular requirements, and included in annual staff assessment processes.


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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