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Liaison Lisa Kilgore
Submission Date March 5, 2020
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Cornell University
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Mark Lawrence
Communications Mgr
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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):

Engaged Cornell, Cornell's department to advance community-engaged learning, teaching, and research, provides two incentive programs for faculty. Engaged Cornell prioritizes sustainability through the following missions:
- champions research, curricula and co-curricular activities that are identified, designed and implemented with partner communities
- contributes to solutions that overcome some of the world’s biggest challenges
- prepares students to become global citizens leading social change
- inspires a new generation of teaching, leadership and research at Cornell and beyond

The Faculty Institute on Community Engaged Learning and Teaching (CELT): A two-day program to help faculty develop a community engaged course, providing a $500 research stipend. CELT is designed for faculty interested in community-engaged pedagogy, this institute introduces participants to
- the main elements of community-engaged courses
- creating or reshaping a syllabus so that it integrates engagement
- foundational readings, tools and discussions
- a network of support with colleagues from across campus
More information can be found at https://engaged.cornell.edu/program/celt/

The Engaged Faculty Fellowship Program: This program offers two fellowships: Faculty Fellows in Engaged Learning and Faculty Fellows in Engaged Scholarship. The yearlong fellowships are open to all faculty and provides $2,000 in funding to accepted fellows. The Faculty Fellows in Engaged Learning specifically emphasizes incorporating community engagement into the course curriculum. For example, in 2018-2019 Faculty Fellow Dan Lamb’s graduate course, students hone their skills in project planning, research, and analysis as consultants for six local public and nonprofit clients in a variety of political and social environments. Recent activities include quantification of the value of the free health services provided by the Ithaca Health Alliance and a wage and compensation study in collaboration with the Town of Dryden and Linda Barrington, director of the Institute for Compensation Studies, to provide well-researched guidance for local decisions about pay levels.
More information can be found at https://engaged.cornell.edu/program/faculty-fellowship/

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

The CELT program offers a $500 research stipend. The Engaged Faculty Fellowship offers a $2,000 stipend.

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