Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 72.94
Liaison John Alejandro
Submission Date Oct. 13, 2017
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University of San Diego
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Trey McDonald
Director of Sustainability and Energy Manager
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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):

To help ensure all students are able to obtain research experience, the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) supports faculty interested in developing and assessing research-intensive courses. From 2011-2015 the Keck Course Development Grant (CDG) was available to support the incorporation of undergraduate research into the curriculum. Information about the recipients and their research intensive courses can be found in the 2011-2015 Keck Course Development Grant Recipients sections at http://www.sandiego.edu/ugresearch/faculty/course-development.php.

In line with the mission, vision, and strategic direction of the University, the Office of Undergraduate Research has now partnered with the Mulvaney Center for Community, Awareness and Social Action (CASA), the Changemaker Hub (Hub) and the Center for Inclusion and Diversity (CID) to support Community Based Research (CBR) projects. In the 2015/2016 academic year two types of Community Based Research Development Grants (CBRDGs) were made available to faculty, administration and staff:

- a yearlong curricular development grant
- a yearlong co-curricular development grant

Both grants support faculty, administration and staff that are interested in incorporating research and undergraduates into their community relationships. In addition to the Curricular Community Based Research Development Grant, the OUR continues to work with faculty and departments to incorporate research into the curricula.

2014-15 Curricular Grant Recipient:
Colin Fisher, Ph.D., History 495: Senior Seminar

2014-15 Co-curricular Grant Recipients:
TITLE: Recognizing Refugees from Mexico
FACULTY: Everard Meade, Trans-Border Institute
COMMUNITY PARTNERS: Casa Cornelia Law Center and the National Immigrant Justice Center
UNDERGRAD RESEARCH STUDENTS: Katrina Eckweiler, Connor Fitzgerald, Aurora Gaumer and Kaitlin Meyer

TITLE: Archiving the History of Logan Heights: Empowering Youth Through History
FACULTY; Alberto Pulido, Department of Ethnic Studies
COMMUNITY PARTNERS: King Chavez Community High School, Via International, and the Chicano Park Steering Community

TITLE: Desbordando el Bordo / Unpacking the Canal
FACULTY: Maria Silva, Mulvaney Center for Community, Awareness and Social Action (CASA)

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

Fall 2015 (curricular & co-curricular): $1500 group
Winter/Spring 2016 (curricular & co-curricular): $500
Summer 2016 (co-curricular only): $350/week faculty stipend/$360/week student stipend
Fall 2016 (curricular only): $500

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