Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.05
Liaison Jessica Krejcik
Submission Date May 26, 2017
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Concordia University
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Catherine Bolton
Vice-Provost, Teaching & Learning
Office of the Provost & Vice-President, Academic Affairs
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Does the institution have an ongoing incentives program or programs that meet the criteria for this credit?:

A brief description of the program(s), including positive outcomes during the previous three years:

The Academic Plan 2012-2016 articulates a clear commitment to foster innovative academic programs and to engage student learning experiences. The Curriculum Innovation fund provides dedicated resources for pursuing this commitment by facilitating the creation of next-generation learning experiences for Concordia students, and ensuring that Concordia programs are compelling options for talented students from Québec, Canada and beyond.

For the 2014-15 academic year, the fund accepted projects falling under three overarching themes: blended/online learning, multidisciplinarity and community engagement.

Right to the City: Post-Industrial Ecologies (Winter 2015)
The Innovation: “The teaching challenge we wish to meet is to help students learn in place, from a place, and with its residents and social organizations — in this case, in Montreal’s south-west post-industrial neighbourhoods. Our design challenge, as educators, is to find ways to encourage students’ participation in what sociologist Henri Lefebvre famously termed the 'right to the city,' by which he meant the power to change the city, to render it more inclusive, responsive, and respectful.”

Experiential Sustainability Orientation for MBAs (2014).
Description: At the John Molson School of Business, the Department of Management is introducing an MBA class designed to explore sustainability issues faced by businesses. “We have chosen to integrate sustainability into our MBA program directly by bringing students to organizations and leaders that are wrestling with it every day to make a difference,” said Associate Professor Raymond Paquin.

ENCS 483/6041: Innovative and Critical Thinking in Science and Technology (Centre for Engineering in Society)

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

The initiative comprises funds for course and programs transformation.

The website URL where information about the incentive program(s) is available:
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