Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.55
Liaison Michelle Larkins
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2018
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Pacific University
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Michelle Larkins
Director of the CSS
Center for a Sustainable Society
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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?:
Yes

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):

Sustainability Course Development Mini-Grant & Workshop
Professional Development Mini-Grant Option:
The Sustainability Course Development Mini-Grant is a program to assist faculty in creating or redesigning courses to meet the Sustainability designation requirement, or to deepen the focus on sustainability within a course that already meets the designation.

Faculty awarded mini-grants will participate in a workshop about pedagogical strategies for teaching sustainability, linking the big ideas in their courses to sustainability concepts (and vice versa), and thinking about the integration of sustainability throughout the Core. Faculty will create a plan for implementation, and develop their course (or expand a current syllabus) with one-on-one assistance from the Center for a Sustainable Society. Supported by funding from the Teagle Foundation, faculty will receive $525 in professional development funding contingent upon meeting the requirements below.

Proposals are due XX

Requirements for Mini-Grant funding:
• Participate in a course development workshop from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM onXX. Breakfast (beginning at 8:30 AM), lunch, and afternoon refreshments are included.
• Meet at least once between course development workshop and first offering the course with the director of the Center for a Sustainable Society;
• Seek approval for the course to meet the SU designation (if it is not already designated);
• Teach the course at least once during Winter 19/Spring 19/Fall 19, and demonstrate how this course will become part of regular curricular programming;
• Provide plan/artifacts for assessment of SU Learning outcomes
• Participate in at least one follow-up meeting and/or information sharing session about the course.
• Participate in at least one professional development opportunity related to sustainability during the AY.

Award:
• $25 gift certificate to campus bookstore upon completion of the workshop
• $500 in professional development funds upon teaching of the course in 2019. Funds must be used by May 31 of the academic year in which they are awarded.

Acceptance Criteria:
Continuing faculty who either have a course appropriate for integrating the new sustainability learning outcomes into or who have a course that, although it has already received a designation, would benefit from additional development. If available funds cannot cover all eligible faculty, we will prioritize proposals in disciplines/departments without a sustainability course or those from faculty who have not taught sustainability courses before. We will also prioritize courses that have fewer or no specialized pre-requisites.

In the event that a faculty member has expressed interest in the mini-grant but the proposal raises concerns for the reviewers, CSS staff will be in touch to discuss the proposal further.

Workshop-Only Option:
The workshop is also open to any and all faculty not seeking funding at this time who simply want to learn more about pedagogical approaches to sustainability and the new learning outcomes for sustainability at Pacific.



Sustainability Course Development Mini-Grant & Workshop Proposal Form
(please type your responses)

Applicant Information:

Applicant Name:
Department:
Email:
Phone number:
Please list any dietary restrictions or preferences to facilitate our ordering food that everyone can eat and enjoy:

What are the top two or three questions or concerns you have about sustainability? Examples include depth vs. breadth, conceptual frameworks, assessment of learning outcomes, etc.

Course Development Proposal:

The course of focus:  is new  is an existing course that will be redesigned or improved

Please provide the current or proposed course name and title:

Expected enrollment:

How often will the course be offered:
 Every /  Every other  Fall  Winter (or May)  Spring
Other (please explain):

Please continue on the next page…

Please provide a tentative description of the framework of sustainability within the course, and how it intersects with the rest the course content. Include ideas or plans about working with specific partnerships in the community if identified.

What ideas do you have for how you might assess the sustainability learning outcomes? (this will help us to have more resources on hand)

Are you likely to be the only faculty member teaching this course?  Yes  No
If no, please explain how you will ensure that your colleagues agree to and understand the sustainability component:

Why do you want to participate in the Sustainability Course Development Mini-Grant program?

Signatures (a brief email of support from the department chair is an acceptable substitute for signature)

Name Signature Date


Department Chair name Signature Date

Our goal is to send notification of awards by XX.


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

ISustainability Course Development Mini-Grant & Workshop
Professional Development Mini-Grant Option:
The Sustainability Course Development Mini-Grant is a program to assist faculty in creating or redesigning courses to meet the Sustainability designation requirement, or to deepen the focus on sustainability within a course that already meets the designation.

Faculty awarded mini-grants will participate in a workshop about pedagogical strategies for teaching sustainability, linking the big ideas in their courses to sustainability concepts (and vice versa), and thinking about the integration of sustainability throughout the Core. Faculty will create a plan for implementation, and develop their course (or expand a current syllabus) with one-on-one assistance from the Center for a Sustainable Society. Supported by funding from the Teagle Foundation, faculty will receive $525 in professional development funding contingent upon meeting the requirements below.

Proposals are due XX

Requirements for Mini-Grant funding:
• Participate in a course development workshop from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM onXX. Breakfast (beginning at 8:30 AM), lunch, and afternoon refreshments are included.
• Meet at least once between course development workshop and first offering the course with the director of the Center for a Sustainable Society;
• Seek approval for the course to meet the SU designation (if it is not already designated);
• Teach the course at least once during Winter 19/Spring 19/Fall 19, and demonstrate how this course will become part of regular curricular programming;
• Provide plan/artifacts for assessment of SU Learning outcomes
• Participate in at least one follow-up meeting and/or information sharing session about the course.
• Participate in at least one professional development opportunity related to sustainability during the AY.

Award:
• $25 gift certificate to campus bookstore upon completion of the workshop
• $500 in professional development funds upon teaching of the course in 2019. Funds must be used by May 31 of the academic year in which they are awarded.

Acceptance Criteria:
Continuing faculty who either have a course appropriate for integrating the new sustainability learning outcomes into or who have a course that, although it has already received a designation, would benefit from additional development. If available funds cannot cover all eligible faculty, we will prioritize proposals in disciplines/departments without a sustainability course or those from faculty who have not taught sustainability courses before. We will also prioritize courses that have fewer or no specialized pre-requisites.

In the event that a faculty member has expressed interest in the mini-grant but the proposal raises concerns for the reviewers, CSS staff will be in touch to discuss the proposal further.

Workshop-Only Option:
The workshop is also open to any and all faculty not seeking funding at this time who simply want to learn more about pedagogical approaches to sustainability and the new learning outcomes for sustainability at Pacific.



Sustainability Course Development Mini-Grant & Workshop Proposal Form
(please type your responses)

Applicant Information:

Applicant Name:
Department:
Email:
Phone number:
Please list any dietary restrictions or preferences to facilitate our ordering food that everyone can eat and enjoy:

What are the top two or three questions or concerns you have about sustainability? Examples include depth vs. breadth, conceptual frameworks, assessment of learning outcomes, etc.

Course Development Proposal:

The course of focus:  is new  is an existing course that will be redesigned or improved

Please provide the current or proposed course name and title:

Expected enrollment:

How often will the course be offered:
 Every /  Every other  Fall  Winter (or May)  Spring
Other (please explain):

Please continue on the next page…

Please provide a tentative description of the framework of sustainability within the course, and how it intersects with the rest the course content. Include ideas or plans about working with specific partnerships in the community if identified.

What ideas do you have for how you might assess the sustainability learning outcomes? (this will help us to have more resources on hand)

Are you likely to be the only faculty member teaching this course?  Yes  No
If no, please explain how you will ensure that your colleagues agree to and understand the sustainability component:

Why do you want to participate in the Sustainability Course Development Mini-Grant program?

Signatures (a brief email of support from the department chair is an acceptable substitute for signature)

Name Signature Date


Department Chair name Signature Date

Our goal is to send notification of awards by XX.
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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