Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.57
Liaison Jessica Davis
Submission Date Dec. 14, 2020

STARS v2.2

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 that offers incentives for academic staff in multiple disciplines or departments to develop new sustainability courses and/or incorporate sustainability into existing courses? :

A brief description of the incentive program(s):

The following Grants and incentives offer incentives for faculty to develop curriculum in their field:
The Greening IUPUI Grant
RISE Curriculum Development Grant
RISE ePortfolio Development Grant
Curriculum Enhancement Grant
STEM Education Innovation & Research Institute Grants
The IU Grand Challenges
New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities Grants
IU Presidential Arts and Humanities Program
IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute Funding
The IUPUI Welcoming Campus Initiative
IUPUI Faculty Inclusive Excellence Grants

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 academic staff who participate in the program(s) receive:

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)

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

Curriculum Enhancement Grant supports a wide range of faculty projects involving either individual course development or broader curricular development in face-to-face, online, or hybrid formats. Example projects include but are not restricted to those that would: enhance the effectiveness of courses through adapting pedagogies of engagement; use technology to enhance the effectiveness of a course; contribute to impact as a welcoming campus through learner-centered innovative, inclusive, and equitable classroom practices; develop innovative curricular materials or approaches; develop a new course or sequence of courses.

The STEM Education Innovation & Research Institute (SEIRI) seed grants program (SSG) is a competition that facilitates and supports STEM education innovation and research. Specifically, this opportunity provides funding to faculty members to develop, implement, and evaluate the impact of pedagogical innovations across multiple IUPUI STEM courses.

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.

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 Center for Service & Learning provides two grant opportunities to faculty and staff to support service learning and civic engagement. The Service Learning Assistant Scholarship program provides scholarship support for student assistance with community-engaged teaching and research. The Dissemination Grants support opportunities to share your important work with a broader audience.

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/Faculty-Affairs/Honors-Awards

Website URL where information about the incentives for developing sustainability course content is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

The Greening IUPUI Grant https://sustainability.iupui.edu/resources/greening-iupui/index.html

RISE Curriculum Development Grant https://rise.iupui.edu/resources/course-development/index.html

RISE ePortfolio Development Grant https://rise.iupui.edu/resources/course-development/grants/index.html

Curriculum Enhancement Grant: https://ctl.iupui.edu/Programs/CEG

SEIRI Seed Grants:

The IU Grand Challenges https://grandchallenges.iu.edu/

New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities Grants https://news.iu.edu/stories/2019/11/iu/inside/20-new-frontiers-in-arts-and-humanities-program-reimagined-renamed.html

IU Presidential Arts and Humanities Program

IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute Funding https://iahi.sitehost.iu.edu/grants/

The IUPUI Welcoming Campus Initiative https://chancellor.iupui.edu/initiatives-celebrations/welcoming-campus/index.html


IUPUI Campus Awards https://academicaffairs.iupui.edu/AcademicResources

IUPUI Center for Service & Learning Grants:

Faculty Academy on the Excellence in Teaching Resources:

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