Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 88.31
Liaison James Gordon
Submission Date May 31, 2018
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Thompson Rivers University
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 James Gordon
Environmental Programs and Research Coordinator
TRU Office of Environment and Sustainability
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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):

TRU’s Sustainability Office has provided two methods to facilitate this process.
Sustainability Grant Fund: As of the 2013-2014 school year, an opportunity for any faculty member to apply to the TRU Sustainability Grant Fund for the purposes of receiving funds for any purposes related to the development of sustainability-related courses. The Sustainability Grant Fund has a separate category that is specifically for faculty and, to date, has only been used by faculty to review and revamp courses and programs to increase sustainability-related content.
Sustainability Workshop: The Sustainability in the Curriculum workshop was conducted in May 2018 and will become an annual event. See the link for more detail on the May 2018 workshop: https://www.tru.ca/celt/faculty-learning/sustainability-in-the-curriculum.html


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

1). The Sustainability Grant Fund offers an opportunity for any faculty member to submit a proposal in order to access up to $100,000 every school year for any project that "advances sustainability at TRU".
2). All participants who attend the workshop and submit a revised course outline that reflects new engagement with sustainability will receive a Sustainability Fellowship. The title of 'Sustainability Fellow' is accompanied by $500 for purchasing sustainability-related resources or to put towards attending a sustainability conference or workshop.


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