Incentives for Developing Courses

For details about this credit, including the criteria, reporting timeframe, applicability, scoring, and more, please review the full credit language.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do general faculty development or course development programs count for this credit?

General or interdisciplinary faculty development or course development programs do not count, unless the program is clearly connected sustainability.

Do one-time incentive programs count for this credit?

The intent of this credit is to recognize institutions that have ongoing programs that offer incentives for faculty in multiple disciplines or departments to develop new sustainability courses and/or incorporate sustainability into existing courses or departments. One-time workshops, for example, would not count for this credit unless they are part of an overarching, ongoing program.

Templates & Tools

Example Responses

  • Thompson Rivers University – Highlights two programs to integrate sustainability across the curriculum: a sustainability grant fund and sustainability workshop.
  • University of Pennsylvania – Highlights a program with URL that specifically focuses on integrating sustainability across the curriculum.
  • Wake Forest University – Highlights an annual workshop event aimed at incorporating sustainability across the curriculum.

Common Issues Identified During Review

  • Any programs or initiatives must specifically incentivize sustainability in the curriculum. General faculty development or course development programs do not count, unless there is a clear connection to sustainability.

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