Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.69
Liaison Laurie Husted
Submission Date June 8, 2020

STARS v2.2

Bard College
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Erin Cannan-Campolong
Assoc. Dir. CCE
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Does the institution have an ongoing program that offers incentives for academic staff in multiple disciplines or departments to develop new sustainability courses and/or incorporate sustainability into existing courses? :

A brief description of the incentive program(s):

1. Engaged Liberal Arts and Sciences (ELAS) courses are designed to link coursework and critical thinking skills developed and practiced by Bard undergraduates in the classroom with civic and other forms of engagement activities that contextualize course materials and enhance learning. A significant portion of the learning takes place outside of the classroom: students learn through engagement with different geographies, organizations, and programs in the surrounding communities or in the national and international venues in which Bard is involved. ELAS courses challenge students to develop creative approaches to social, cultural and scientific issues. Students are exposed to an array of perspectives and contexts and given the opportunity to apply theory to practice. 2. The Sustainability Council awards mini grants of up to $2000 to faculty and staff to develop research projects, classes, pedagogies, or projects on the Annandale campus (or the surrounding region) that promote themes of sustainability.

A brief description of the incentives that academic staff who participate in the program(s) receive:

ELAS COURSE DEVELOPMENT FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES: Faculty stipends and course support for both new and previously taught ELAS Courses. Funding is designated for project supplies, speaker/guest honorariums, and travel. Focus on City of Kingston. Funding for New Courses: CCE is funding faculty stipends of up to $750 in support of new courses that incorporate ELAS practices. Support for Previously Taught Courses: CCE is providing course support of up to $750 toward previously taught courses that incorporate ELAS practices.

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