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$1500 Sustainability Course Conversion Awards - Five Awards Available

Funded by the Green Fee

About the Awards

In collaboration with the Office of Sustainability and the Sanger Learning Center (SLC), the Center for the Core Curriculum is pleased to offer five awards for proposed course conversions that incorporate or expand a sustainability component within an existing course through Peer-Led Undergraduate Studying (PLUS).

The PLUS program is designed to enhance undergraduate student learning by providing a framework for peer course support. Since 2003, PLUS has successfully optimized UT undergraduate courses by providing training and other resources to volunteer study group leaders, who facilitate discussions and practice sessions related to course content. In addition, each PLUS-supported course features one Senior Preceptor who, under the guidance and support of the professor and the SLC, oversees student-led study groups and other course-related activities.

To be eligible for a PLUS award, the proposed PLUS conversion must focus on sustainability-related issues. It may also feature campus field trips, lectures and events, data-collection, community service projects, etc. Courses may cover a wide array of sustainability topics but must meet the requirements for one or more flags. Courses that already carry one or more flags are eligible for consideration.