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.
This faculty-led workshop will provide inspiration, strategies, and examples for engaging students to prepare them to address the challenges of sustainability in their professional, civic, and personal lives, regardless of discipline. This year’s workshop will highlight, but not be limited to, 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. This workshop also provides an opportunity to modify existing or new courses so they quality for the new undergraduate and graduate certificate in Sustainability (www.sustain.uga.edu).
The 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. Opportunities to engage students in experiential learning will be highlighted. This workshop also provides an opportunity to tailor existing or new courses so they qualify for the new undergraduate and graduate certificate in Sustainability (www.sustain.uga.edu). Participants will have the summer to revise an existing syllabus or create a new one.
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.
Key Dates & Deadlines for 2016:
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through May 1, 2016
Faculty Workshop – May 11–12, 2016
Revised Syllabus Submission – August 10, 2016
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.)