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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 51.95
Liaison Erin Stanforth
Submission Date July 24, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Virginia Commonwealth University
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Clifford Fox
Assistant Director
Center for Environmental Studies
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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:

The VCU Division of Community Engagement is using the Richmond 2015 UCI Road World Championships as an opportunity to offer 23 one credit courses to students designed to actively engage students in learning around the bike race and alternative transportation. Courses range in concentration from anthropology and language to physics and alternative transportation planning. These courses will culminate in a final publication, The Great VCU Bike Race Book that will highlight student work and learning throughout the race. These courses are intended to enhance student knowledge of alternative transportation and sustainability in an urban setting while generating innovative ideas and initiatives on campus.


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

Faculty members leading these courses have a financial incentive of up to $6000 in development funds per course depending on how many instructors are involved in each course.


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.