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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 65.93
Liaison Srinivasan Raghavan
Submission Date Feb. 24, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Missouri
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Michael Burden
Sustainability Coordinator
MU Sustainability
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Does the institution have an ongoing incentives program or programs that meet the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the program(s), including positive outcomes during the previous three years:

Mizzou Advantage is a program designed by University of Missouri faculty, students and alumni working together to identify competitive assets that set MU apart from other universities. These assets underlie five dynamic initiatives that collectively are called the Mizzou Advantage. They include:
*Food for the Future
*Media of the Future
*The Convergence of Human and Animal Health
*Sustainable Energy
*Understanding and Managing Disruptive and Transformational Technologies

Mizzou Advantage encourages developing new sustainability educational courses related to these five initiatives.

For example:

Students involved in the Food for the Future initiative will capitalize on MU's strengths in plant and animal sciences; food safety and biosecurity; local food systems; food and health research; and food-related topics in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

With faculty from 40 departments teaching courses related to the environment and sustainability, and the Sustain Mizzou student group coordinating sustainability projects, the Sustainable Energy initiative offers students opportunities to learn about and develop new green technologies like biofuels and nuclear power.


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

Developing sustainability courses through the Mizzou Advantage program allows faculty members access to Mizzou Advantage grants and fundraising provided by both the University and by outside collaborators. This funding can be used for books, class affiliated trips, guest speakers, etc.


The website URL where information about the incentive program(s) 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.