Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 76.79
Liaison Mike Wilson
Submission Date Jan. 27, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of Victoria
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Dr. Nancy Wright
Associate Vice-President Academic Planning
Office of the VP Academic and Provost
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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):

The Learning and Teaching Centre is charged with administering a number of grants and professional development funds in support of those contributing to excellence in the teaching and learning mission of the university. Funds support: academic units and educational leaders implementing curricular reform and innovation, faculty and instructors who wish to undertake scholarship of learning and teaching (SoTL) in their discipline, educational innovators and individual teacher professional development. Grants are open to all instructors unless specified. Below are a list of recipients and their approved courses which are sustainability-related from the past 3 years.

Learning without borders grant:

Cameron Owens, Department of Geography
Based on: Cascadia Sustainability Field School – GEOG 388 – Geographies of the Pacific Northwest / GEOG 391 – Sustainable Community Development (2013/14)

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Grants:

Deborah Curran, Faculty of Law
Putting Law in its Place – Long Term Impacts of Interdisciplinary Experiential Field School Learning of Indigenous and Colonial Laws (2015/16)

Implementation of Curricular Review Recommendations (ICRR) Grants:

Martha McMahon, Department of Sociology
New Certificate Program in Human Dimensions of Climate Change (2015/16)

Implementation of Curricular Review Recommendations (ICRR) Grants:

Vivien Corwin, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business
Creating a Foundational “People” Course for the Third Year Core (2013/14)

Community-engaged learning curricular development fund:

Ryan Hilperts, School of Environmental Studies
School of Environmental Studies Capstone Class and the Redfish School of Change (2014/15)

Cameron Owens, Department of Geography
Support for all Geography courses with special focus on: GEOG 209 Resource Management, GEOG 219 Geography of BC, GEOG 353 Coastal and Marine Resources, GEOG 355 Coastal Communities and GEOG 453 Consilience Field School (2013/14)


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

Faculty members who participate and are approved funding receive funding which ranges depending on the grant applied for. These funds support academic units and educational leaders implementing curricular reform and innovation, faculty and instructors who wish to undertake scholarship of learning and teaching (SoTL) in their discipline, educational innovators and individual teacher professional development.


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