Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.29
Liaison Bonnie Dong
Submission Date Oct. 30, 2014
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STARS v2.0

MacEwan University
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Chantal Beaudoin
Head of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have an ongoing incentives program or programs that meet the criteria for this credit?:

A brief description of the program(s), including positive outcomes during the previous three years:

The Centre for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence (CAFE) offers an annual workshop for faculty members that is focused on to faculty members on integrating sustainability principles into curricula.

Instructors can integrate key sustainability concepts into curricula without radically changing course requirements or abandoning disciplinary expertise.

These hands-on workshops introduce a conceptual framework and concrete process for reframing curricula to integrate sustainability into a specific course. Designed for instructors in any discipline, these workshops use a set of foundational concepts as the basis of integration across curricula. Working with an existing or planned course outline, each participant learns specific instructional design strategies to reframe the content, pedagogy and sequence of his or her course to include sustainability concepts.

The sessions provide opportunities to share insights with peers within and across disciplines. Depending on the scale of course redesign, participants walk away with a clear outline or plan for a course makeover.

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

Faculty members who participate in the workshops on integrating sustainability principles into their curricula benefit from the training and professional development opportunity free of charge. They are also supported by CAFE's Curriculum Coordinator after the workshops to continue their work creating new courses on sustainability or integrating sustainability learning outcomes into existing courses.

The website URL where information about the incentive program(s) is available:

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