Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.15
Liaison Elenore Breslow
Submission Date Nov. 24, 2020

STARS v2.2

Brock University
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Elenore Breslow
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management and Environmental Sustainability Research Centre
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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? :
Yes

A brief description of the incentive program(s):

The Teaching & Learning Innovation Grants support initiatives that make a positive contribution to the learning and teaching environment at Brock University. These grants provide support for the development and redesign of innovative pedagogical practices and courses that contribute to program improvement, Brock’s Strategic Mandate Agreement and Strategic Plan. Through Brock’s Strategic Mandate Agreement, Brock aspires to enhance its academic excellence, its established strengths in experiential education, transdisciplinary programming and research and its understanding and promotion of healthy communities. Brock’s Strategic Plan focuses on four key strategic priorities namely, offer a transformational and accessible academic and university experience, build research capacity, enhance the life and viability of Brock’s local region and beyond; and foster a culture of inclusivity, accessibility, reconciliation and decolonization.

The Teaching & Learning Innovation Grants provide the capacity to create a positive and reciprocal relationship between Brock faculty, students, and either an internal or external community partner. Financial support from this grant made possible, courses such as, Foundations of Sustainability Science and Society (SSAS 5P01), which provided different perspectives on the interplay between natural and social systems in sustainability efforts at Brock and in the broader Niagara region.


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

- Up to $3,000 for an on-campus course component, elements that support experiential learning in the virtual/on-line environment, or a course occurring within Canada.

- Up to $5,000 for a course component that requires international travel by students.


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