|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||Aug. 22, 2011|
ER-14: Incentives for Developing Sustainability Courses
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Communications and Training Officer
Physical Plant and Capital Planning Services
Does the institution have a program that meets the criteria outlined above?:
A brief description of the program(s):
The "Interdisciplinary Development Initiatives Program" (IDIs) provides seed funding for projects that further Western’s research and teaching mission, attract scholars and graduate students to the University, and bring prestige to Western. These IDIs, led by leading or emerging academic scholars, will have articulated undergraduate, graduate and research dimensions. Funding will be awarded on a one-time basis for a one to three year period.
A brief description of the incentives that faculty members who participate in the program(s) receive:
The funding from the IDI is used for a range of activities that include but not limited to: student recruitment and retention, curriculum development, seminar support, communications, staff support, faculty alternative workload arrangements and infrastructure.
The Centre for Environment and Sustainability is an IDI that was given half a million dollars by Western. With this funding, the Centre launched the Masters in Environment and Sustainability and collaborative program.
The website URL where information about the program is available:
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