Sustainability

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 1
Required Written Submission
To be awarded the extra service stipend of $250, the following is required:
  • A one or two-sentence summary of the changes you made to your syllabus or program to communicate the outcomes of this program to the campus community.

  • A minimum one-paragraph narrative summarizing the changes you made to your syllabus or program that addresses:

  • A minimum one-paragraph reflection on the Fellows program and your thoughts on how this experience could evolve and impact your future teaching, research, and/or service (both on-campus and off-campus)
  • 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
  • Permission to publish your materials on the Sustainability Faculty Learning Community website - Please indicate whether you give permission to the Co-Coordinators of the Sustainability Faculty Learning Community to publish your revised syllabus and/or program materials and narrative of revisions and/or program description to the SFLC website for other Sustainability Faculty Fellows to learn from.

Please send these documents by June 1 in an email to Lisa Mitten at mittenl@newpaltz.edu with "Final Fellows Submission" in the subject line.  

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)