Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.51
Liaison Jessica Davis
Submission Date Oct. 31, 2019
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Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Deborah Ferguson
Assistant Director
Office of Sustainability
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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):

The following Grants and incentives offer incentives for faculty to develop curriculum in their field:
RISE Curriculum Development Grant
RISE ePortfolio Development Grant
The IU Grand Challenges
New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities Grants
IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute Funding
The Greening IUPUI Grant
The IUPUI Welcoming Campus Initiative

IUPUI Campus Awards:
Bantz-Petronio Translating Research Into Practice Faculty Award
Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Civic Engagement (Faculty)
Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Civic Engagement (Community)
Charles R. Bantz Chancellor's Community Fellowship and Scholar Awards
Chancellor’s Diversity Scholar Award
Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Multicultural Teaching

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

RISE Curriculum & ePortfolio Development Grants support development of courses that incorporate the principles of RISE: Research, International experiences, Service learning, and Experiential learning.

The IU Grand Challenges are tackling economic, social, and environmental problems that negatively impact our state and the world. We define Grand Challenges as major, focused, and large-scale problems facing humanity that can be solved only by teams of dedicated researchers working across disciplines in collaboration with community partners. IU has three Grand Challenges initiatives in progress: Precision Health, Prepared for Environmental Change, and Responding to the Addictions Crisis. IU's Grand Challenges investments are large, focused, and measured by their impact—impact on individuals, communities, the economy, and the quality of life in Indiana and beyond.

Greening IUPUI grants are awarded one time per year to projects that advance our campus sustainability principles. IUPUI dedicates a total of $50,000 annually to fund these projects. Proposals should focus on one or more of the following areas: Planning & Administration (Strategic initiatives, diversity, affordability, innovation) Academic (Courses, research, other educational pursuits) Campus Engagement (student engagement programs, events)
Public Engagement (volunteer opportunities, campus-community partnerships)
Operations (Grounds, energy, waste, water, purchasing, transportation, buildings)
Health & Wellness (Food, health, equity, and human sustainability)

The Welcoming Campus Initiative is tied to IUPUI’s strategic goals outlined in Our Commitment to Indiana and Beyond: IUPUI Strategic Plan, especially our efforts to support student success, faculty and staff development, and community engagement. Support implementation of recommendations emerging from the Welcoming Campus Initiative, specifically related to these overarching themes: Communicating Who We Are; Creating a Vibrant and Inclusive Student Experience;
Designing an Accessible, Inspiring Urban Campus; Engaging and Integrating with the Community; Investing in Faculty and Staff

The IUPUI Campus Awards are offered through the IUPUI Chancellor's office. A comprehensive list of awards including eligibility, guidelines, and deadlines can be found at: https://academicaffairs.iupui.edu/AcademicResources/Honors-Awards

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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