University Partnership Program: applications open in March 2019!
The SDG Academy’s University Partnership Program (UPP), works with universities, academic institutions and education programs to integrate SDG Academy course material into existing and new programs on sustainable development around the world. The Program is designed to encourage the uptake of SDG Academy courses in existing and new programs on sustainable development in universities around the world.
To enter the program, the institution has to pay a fee, which goes to the advisory support of the SDG Academy and depends on the WB economic classification of the country (low-income, middle-income and high-income).
The benefits for the institutions, participating in the program:
- Privileged access to SDG Academy content. All SDG Academy courses are available for universities to use, even if they are not currently running. Materials include: video chapters with English transcripts, reading materials, assessment questions, and activities. All content is in English and is targeted at an upper undergraduate or lower graduate level.
- Pedagogical support for blended learning. The SDG Academy provides advisory support to program participants in the pedagogical development of a blended course. Support may include curating materials, restructuring course syllabi, designing in-person activities to enhance online learning, and identifying contextually relevant literature and content.
- Technical support for online platforms. SDG Academy courses are hosted on an online educational platform. In late 2018, course content will also be made available through an online searchable database. SDG Academy staff offers partners technical support to navigate these platforms as well as advisory support to work with institutions’ existing online learning management systems.
- Training webinars. All university partners will be offered training webinars to learn more about the program, converse with other university representatives, and ask questions to the SDG Academy staff. Webinars will be interactive and recorded for future reference.
The next round of applications will be reviewed in March 2019.