Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.86
Liaison Alyssa Erding
Submission Date Jan. 19, 2021

STARS v2.2

Macalester College
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Joan Ostrove
Director of the Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching
Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching
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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? :
Yes

A brief description of the incentive program(s):

Project Pericles, a higher ed consortium that strengthens civic engagement, has announced an RFP for $4,000 grants to develop or revise science, math-cs, or social science courses with a civic engagement component for this spring or for the 2021-2022 academic year (next year). Macalester is a founding member of Project Pericles.
An overview of the grant:
The course can be taught in the sciences, math-cs, or social sciences either this spring or in the following academic year (Fall 2021 or Spring 2022).
The civic engagement project should be developed in collaboration with a community partner or organization. The course has to engage at least one social issue identified by Pericles: climate change, education access, immigration, mass incarceration, public health, race and inequality, and/or voter engagement.


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

Faculty whose proposals are accepted for the Project Pericles grant will receive funding of $4000 to be used for class activities, trips, materials, course development, stipends for community partners, even really creative ideas, There are also opportunities for professional development and engagement as part of the grant. Each of the Fellows who get the grant would be placed into a network of other faculty from Pericles colleges who are also working on class projects.


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