This is an optional Innovation & Leadership credit. These credits recognize exemplary practices and performance above and beyond what is recognized in standard credits and may not be relevant to every institution. Scoring in the Innovation and Leadership section is capped at 4 bonus points total.
IN 6: Center for Sustainability Across the Curriculum – version 2.2
Frequently Asked Questions
Would a Sustainability Curriculum Development workshop offered to faculty at my institution qualify?
To qualify, the professional development opportunity must be accessible to, and attended by, academic staff from multiple institutions beyond just staff at your institution. Standard sustainability curriculum development programs that are offered internally only can be recognized under AC 7: Incentives for Developing Courses.
- Dickinson College – Good example of an institution participating in AASHE’s Center for Sustainability Across the Curriculum program.
- University of Vermont – Good example of a non-AASHE program. The Fellows list includes a few attendees from Champlain College and Middlebury College.
- West Chester University of Pennsylvania – Good example of a non-AASHE program. The workshop included faculty from 3 other institutions.
Common Issues Identified During Review
- To count, the institution must have served as an AASHE Center for Sustainability Across the Curriculum, OR offered one or more professional development opportunities (e.g., a workshop) on sustainability in the curriculum for academic staff from multiple institutions. Supporting documentation must be included.