Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 63.22
Liaison Jorden Dye
Submission Date Oct. 17, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Mount Royal University
IN-26: Innovation C

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Courtney Stange
Administrative Assistant
Institute for Environmental Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Office of Academic Indigenization, Aboriginal Education Program

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

The Office of Academic Indigenization opened in 2017 as part of Mount Royal University's Indigenous Strategic Plan. Their mandate is to contribute to the implementation of the academic goals within the Indigenous Strategic Plan, specifically Goal 5: Respectful and Inclusive Curricula and Pedagogies. Guided by faculty, student, and community advisory groups, the Office of Academic Indigenization provides leadership for curriculum development, professional development for faculty and staff, and academic support for current and prospective students. The goal of the Office of Academic Indigenization is to help decolonize post-secondary education by creating space for Indigenous voices, perspectives and knowledges within Mount Royal University.

For example: The Aboriginal Education Program is a university preparation program serving Indigenous students. We take in about 80 students per year and provide academic and cultural support while helping students succeed within an institutional setting.

Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Campus Engagement
Public Engagement

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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