Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.50
Liaison Mike Harrington
Submission Date Aug. 6, 2018
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STARS v2.1

The New School
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Mike Harrington
Assistant Director
Tishman Environment & Design Center
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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 IEF supports faculty in their work as innovators in curriculum and pedagogy at the undergraduate and graduate levels and in online, experiential, and lifelong learning. Funds support collaboration with colleagues and/or students; activities such as research, travel, educational media design, and production; and other projects designed to enrich students' learning experiences. Travel may also be funded if it is a necessary feature of a project and will have a demonstrable benefit for campus-based activities.
Examples of positive program outcomes:

Innovations in Education 2015-16 Awards

Anne Balsamo, Dean of School of Media Studies and Professor of Media Studies, NSPE. The aim of the "Designing Distributed Learning Networks: Mobilizing Expertise about Global Media Activism" project is to encourage students to develop a comparative global perspective on media activism and to create appropriate assessment metrics and protocols designed to address the key learning objectives and cultural impact of the project.

Katayoun Chamany, Associate Professor, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Lang. Using a grounded theory approach, student exams, customized course evaluations, and essays based on role-play and dialogue associated with the case study, "Assessment of Student Learning Using Social Justice Case Study Teaching and Learning" will inform refinement of curricular materials and provide the evidence necessary for the adoption/adaptation of the curriculum in institutions of higher learning and across a variety of disciplines.

Anasa Scott, Part-time Lecturer, Parsons School of Design Strategies. "Mapping the DNA of Community Building: Popular Education Through Collaborative Mapping Projects in New York City" is an online collaborative interdisciplinary initiative that fosters collaboration between different players (students, faculty members, practitioners, and community residents) with the goal of creating a repository of open-source tools that advance knowledge and understanding of urban communities.

Innovations in Education 2016-17 Awards

Shannon Mattern, Associate Professor of Media Studies, SPE. Students in the graduate course "Urban Intelligence" will study the Hudson Yards development project. "Auditing Hudson Yards: An Urban Intelligence Kit" will take the site as the course's case study and develop a "test kit" that captures how Hudson Yards claims to manifest data-driven urban intelligence.

Fabio Parasecoli, Associate Professor and Coordinator of Food Studies, SPE; co-applicant Adam Brent, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, Parsons; Rachel Knopf, Assistant Director, Student Health Services. In conjunction with the newly opened New School Food Pantry, Student Success, and TEDC, "Urban Food Security in Context: the Lived Experience of Hunger at The New School" creates a transformative educational experience grounded in the tenets of social justice that focuses on issues of food security at different levels.

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

The Innovations in Education Fund (IEF) provides support for New School faculty in their work as innovators in the areas of curriculum and pedagogy. Grants of up to $10,000 are awarded on a competitive basis for projects that promote innovative methods of teaching, learning, and/or evaluation.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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