Sustainability Across Curriculum Faculty Development Workshops
These faculty development workshops provide strategies and examples for enhancing teaching aimed at preparing students to address the challenges of sustainability in their professional, civic and personal lives regardless of discipline.
The Committee for the Integration of Sustainability Across the Curriculum – with support from the Office of Vice President for Instruction, Center for Teaching & Learning, Odum School of Ecology, and the Office of Sustainability – is offering a two-day faculty development workshop for infusing sustainability into academic curricula at UGA.
The faculty-led workshop will provide opportunities for cross-disciplinary interaction, definitions and examples of sustainability education, discussion of learning outcomes and student engagement, and tours of on-campus sustainability resources. Participants will have the summer to revise an existing syllabus or create a new one.
This years’ workshop will highlight opportunities to incorporate campus watersheds into courses as a part of Watershed UGA, a two-year project focused on the campus as a living laboratory for teaching, research, service and outreach.
Faculty Development Grants of $500 are available for up to 20 participants. Applications are accepted from all current UGA faculty. Completed applications should be mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by the application deadline.
Click here for Workshop Application 2015.
Key Dates & Deadlines for 2015:
Application Deadline – March 16, 2015
Notification of Selection – April 1, 2015
Faculty Workshop – May 6 – 7, 2015
Revised Syllabus Submission – August 10, 2015
The Office of Sustainability Faculty Development Grants are intended to support faculty in integrating sustainability into their courses. These funds can be used for activities that enhance the quality of teaching and support student engagement. Some examples include attending workshops and conferences, travel, books and supplies, field trips, guest lectures, equipment, and software. The funds may not be used to supplement salary and are subject to state funding limitations. (For reference see Food Purchase Policy and Procurement Policies.)