|Submission Date||Feb. 27, 2019|
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses
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Does the institution have an ongoing program or programs that offer incentives for faculty in multiple disciplines or departments to develop new sustainability courses and/or incorporate sustainability into existing courses?:
A brief description of the program(s), including positive outcomes during the previous three years (e.g. descriptions of new courses or course content resulting from the program):
Cornell’s Atkinson Center offers a faculty-in-residence fellowship for faculty to develop cross-disciplinary courses in the sustainability field. This offers a teaching buyout for a semester for fellows who want to focus on advancing sustainability through a number of activities, including new course development.
For example, Filiz Garip, a professor of Sociology, researches the environmental degradation in Mexico and other Latin American countries and how that is likely to shape future patterns of mobility to the United States, an issue that will only be exacerbated by climate change. Garip will combine ideas from sociological work on migration decision-making with environmental science to understand individuals' responses to environmental change in Mexico. As part of a larger collaborative project supported by the Atkinson Center, she will work to predict where the largest movements could occur, and identify ways to help individuals meet environmental challenges without having to leave their homeland.
A brief description of the incentives that faculty members who participate in the program(s) receive:
The faculty-in-residence fellowship at the Atkinson Center offers teaching buyout for a semester. The fellowships supports fellows' research, writing, and teaching on topics related to sustainability.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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