Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.66
Liaison Enid Cardinal
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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Rochester Institute of Technology
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
2.00 / 2.00 Enid Cardinal
Senior Sustainability Advisor to the President
Office of the President
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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 Provost’s Learning Innovations Grants (PLIG) program was developed to broaden and enrich the learning experience of RIT students by funding faculty-initiated projects that enhance student learning. In the past these grants have been used to explore the development of a sustainability learning community, redesign a graduate communication class to determine the effectiveness of visual prompts for energy conservation, and most recently to develop a climate change immersion and minor.

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

Provost’s Learning Innovations Grants may range from $1,000-$5,000.

Examples of the use of funds for include:
* Course release (reasonable, actual replacement costs for full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty members removed from teaching)
* Development of new technology-based learning tools and/or environments
* Technologies or equipment required by the project that are not normally provided by the department/college
* Resources for research design and consultation, data collection and aggregation, instrument development and/or purchase, secure data storage, data analysis, and report generation
* Travel to support research activity and/or meet with potential funding sources

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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