Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.14
Liaison Jessa Gagne
Submission Date April 22, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Stonehill College
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Sue Mooney
Professor of Biology & Environmental Studies Program Director
Biology & Environmental Sciences
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Does the institution have an ongoing incentives program or programs that meet the criteria for this credit?:

A brief description of the program(s), including positive outcomes during the previous three years:

Established in 2007, the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) supports Stonehill's teaching mission by providing dedicated services and resources to our faculty. Staffed by a full-time director, the CTL consults confidentially with faculty about classroom concerns, organizes small and large group conversations around timely pedagogical questions, and supports faculty research about teaching. The CTL awards Innovation in the Classroom grants, one of which was awarded in 2014 for professors to work with students to create and manage longitudinal experimental plots testing for differences in soil quality and researching ways to improve soil health with cover crops and amendments such as biochar. The experimental plots began in the spring of 2015 and are located in the south field of The Farm.

The Farm also hosts a professional development class for faculty interested in integrating The Farm and/or food justice issues into their classes. This program began in 2011 with 4 faculty members that implemented sustainability topics into a combined 4 classes. Participation in this program has increased each year. In 2014, 16 faculty members participated in this program, which affected a total of 19 classes.

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

The CTL awards six grants ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 each year.

Additional resources, such as use of The Farm and managers, are available to faculty who participated in the professional development glass hosted by The Farm.

The website URL where information about the incentive program(s) is available:
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