Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.49
Liaison Julia Angstmann
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2021

STARS v2.2

Butler University
IN-47: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Courtney Mohler
Associate Professor
Jordan College of the Arts
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Social Justice and Diversity Vocational Fellowship

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:
The Social Justice and Diversity (SJD) Vocation Fellowship is a faculty development program designed to help faculty adapt an existing course or create a new course that aligns with the Social Justice and Diversity core curriculum student learning outcomes and infuse that course with vocational reflection strategies for students. The goal is to build firm connections between the project of learning about SJD topics and the process of students exploring a life of purpose, meaning and contribution. By learning about issues of injustice, the need for social change, and confronting oppression, students are given the opportunity to explore how their own life may be used to encounter and improve upon some of the issues learned about in an SJD designated course. Faculty meet six times a year for a total of 12 hours and by the end they are required to submit their course for SJD designation and provide a deliverable like a syllabus, assignment, teaching strategy, or other outcomes that demonstrates vocational reflection showing up in the course. The Fellowship started in 2018, funded by a Vocation Across the Academy grant through the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) with funding from the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and the Lilly Endowment, Inc. The project is continuing in its fourth year.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

The website URL where information about the innovation is available :
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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