Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 61.29
Liaison Bonnie Dong
Submission Date Aug. 31, 2018
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STARS v2.1

MacEwan University
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Munro Tai
Instructional Designer
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 Sustainability Re-imagined workshop features two days of formal presentations that are just long enough to inspire, engage, and leave you wanting more. Outdoor walks (weather permitting), local knowledge, and small and large interdisciplinary group discussions help strengthen a sense of place and support imaginative connections for courses. Following the workshop, you will work on designing, or redesigning a specific course to include sustainability, all the while being supported by your colleagues and the staff from both CAFÉ and the Office of Sustainability.
Positive outcomes include development of interdisciplinary course, sustainability included as area of consideration for student assignments, integration of discipline specific sustainability content, and modified reading lists.

pg 11: https://www.macewan.ca/contribute/groups/public/documents/document/cafe_programmingguide.pdf

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

Sustainability Re-imagined is a professional development workshop (2 days). A $500 honorarium will be granted upon submission of a revised syllabus. The honorarium can be used for course supplies, instructional materials, faculty professional development, etc. related to sustainability.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

For more information, see CAFE program guide page 11 (upload).

For more information, see CAFE program guide page 11 (upload).

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