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Program Requirements

To receive the $250 extra service stipend during the summer following the completion of the year-long Sustainability Faculty Learning Community experience, fellows are expected to:

  • Integrate sustainability into one existing course OR develop one new sustainability-infused course OR integrate sustainability into an existing or new program
  • Attend three fall events for Sustainability Faculty Fellows
  • Attend the two-day January Institute in mid-January
  • Attend spring events for Sustainability Faculty Fellows (optional)
  • Present on your sustainability integration efforts in September following the year-long program
  • Submit the following to Lisa Mitten at mittenl@newpaltz.edu by June 15
Required Written Submission
To be awarded the extra service stipend of $250, the following is required:
  • A minimum one-paragraph narrative summarizing the changes you made to your syllabus or program that addresses:

  • A minimum one-paragraph reflection on this experience and your thoughts about how this sustainability work could evolve in your future teaching, research, and/or service (both on-campus and off-campus)
  • A one-sentence summary of the changes you made to your syllabus or program to communicate the outcomes of this program to the campus community.
  • A revised syllabus OR a syllabus for a new sustainability course OR a revised or new program description including:

    • At least one sustainability learning outcome
    • At least one change agency learning outcome (recommended)
    • Your syllabus or program description with highlighted sections that have been modified or added to include sustainability content

Please send these documents by June 15, 2021 in an email to Lisa Mitten at mittenl@newpaltz.edu with "Final Fellows Submission" in the subject line.  We would also like to share your written submission with future Sustainability Faculty Fellows if you are comfortable with this.  Please indicate in this email whether you give permission to the Co-Coordinators of the Sustainability Faculty Learning Community to publish your revised syllabus and narrative of revisions or evolved program description on the Sustainability Faculty Learning Community website for future Fellows to learn from.  

Required Oral Presentation the following September
In September following the year-long Sustainability Faculty Fellows experience, each Fellow will make a presentation of all sustainability integrations before the campus community and the new cohort of Fellows.  In this 5-minute long presentation, explain how you've chosen to integrate sustainability into your course or program.  This brief report will be followed by 2 minutes of questions and discussion.  A PowerPoint is optional.
Paperwork to process the Extra Service Stipend
  • For full-time academic and professional faculty: UP-8 Extra Service Form, signed by your Chair/supervisor (please note that the SUNY ID number is NOT your N-number... it's a 6-digit number.  You can access this 6-digit number in my.newpaltz.edu in the SUNY Self Service (the page right before you click on your time & attendance sheet) at the top right-hand corner of the screen)
  • For adjunct faculty: Part-Time Academic Appointment Request, signed by your chair/supervisor (please note that the SUNY ID number is NOT your N-number... it's a 6-digit number.  You can access this 6-digit number in SUNY Self Service (the page right before you click on your time & attendance sheet) at the top right-hand corner of the screen)

For Spring 2021: 

Please send these documents by June 15, 2021 in an email to Lisa Mitten at mittenl@newpaltz.edu with "Final Fellows Submission" in the subject line.  We would also like to share your written submission with future Sustainability Faculty Fellows if you are comfortable with this.  Please indicate in this email whether you give permission to the Co-Coordinators of the Sustainability Faculty Learning Community to publish your revised syllabus and narrative of revisions or evolved program description on the open-to-the-public Sustainability Faculty Learning Community website and/or the internal Microsoft Teams SFLC site for future Fellows to learn from.