Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.78
Liaison Luc Surprenant
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2019

STARS v2.2

Universite de Montreal
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Philippe Gajevic-Sayegh
Liaison officer
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
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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):

HORizon Louis Gagnon Fellowships

The HORizon Louis Gagnon Fellowships were created by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences to enable two doctoral students each year to set up and teach a course based on a contemporary theme. More specifically, these scholarships are intended to:

Offer two doctoral students from various disciplines the opportunity to reflect on a societal issue according to their field of study in order to create and deliver a new elective or elective course for all undergraduate students at the Université de Montréal;
Support the development of pedagogical innovation among doctoral students;
Promote a multidisciplinary approach to the theme addressed.

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

These scholarships are accompanied by:
a training trip to a university that has developed expertise in pedagogical approaches to active learning through inquiry;
personalized support in technopedagogy, media and methodology to help in the preparation of the course and the choice of pedagogical tools;
two (2) scholarships of $24,000 each

Website URL where information about the incentives for developing sustainability course content is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

For example
The HORizon course: Risks and Challenges of the 21st Century (HOR 1200 - 3 credits) is an opportunity to learn more about an important social issue through a team project and interdisciplinary collaboration approach. The themes and issues proposed for the HORizon course vary annually and are inspired by several sources, including UNESCO's principles of sustainable development.

During the autumn 2020 and winter 2021 sessions, the course will explore the following theme: "No Plan B: How to reconcile the imperatives of modern life with the urgency of adopting sustainable consumption and production patterns?

This course will allow students to develop skills in project management, communication, problem solving and social innovation.

The HORizon course is:

Open to all undergraduate students from the Université de Montréal and its affiliated schools as an elective, elective or extracurricular course;
Account for 3 credits and does not require any prerequisites;
Offered in the fall and winter sessions;

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