|Submission Date||March 5, 2021|
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses
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Does the institution have an ongoing program that offers incentives for academic staff in multiple disciplines or departments to develop new sustainability courses and/or incorporate sustainability into existing courses? :
A brief description of the incentive program(s):
The Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture (ICTC) "Course Development Fellowships" program funds projects that advance the University’s Jesuit Catholic Mission through faculty research or teaching. The Course Development Summer Stipend initiative supports faculty in any discipline who are creating a new course, or significantly revising an existing one, that addresses topics relating to Catholic thought and culture, including integral ecology and environmental justice; immigration, migration and displacement; imagination and the arts; racial justice and inclusion; and interreligious & interspiritual dialogue.
A brief description of the incentives that academic staff who participate in the program(s) receive:
The Course Development Fellowships program offers a course development summer stipend of $3,000 to eligible faculty, one portion at the beginning of the program and the remainder once the course syllabus is submitted at the end by the academic year. The stipend includes a short, two-day, intensive summer workshop on the Catholic intellectual tradition and an opportunity for a faculty colleague to function as mentor as the faculty members develop their course.
Website URL where information about the incentives for developing sustainability course content is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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