faculty development workshops
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.
Join your peers for a one or two day workshop May 11th and 12th, 2020 focused on integrating sustainability into courses, connecting subject areas using active, place based, experiential learning.
Day one will introduce concepts and materials and provide opportunities for small and large group activities and discussion. Highlights include:
- Inspiration, ideas and exploration of sustainability and UN Global Goals
- Information on campus sustainability initiatives and use of campus a laboratory
- Exploration of transdisciplinary connections to other faculty and programs
- Time to brainstorm and plan
- A locally sourced lunch
Day two invites both day one participants and past workshop attendees to share best practices, collaborate on integrating specific sustainability topics into course content, and learn from one another. Lunch and a reception included.
Faculty who attend days 1 and 2 and agree to submit a revised syllabus before August 2020 incorporating sustainability in some way are eligible for a $500 faculty development grant. All attendees are eligible to apply for Faculty Sustainability Course Mini- Grants after participation.
March 22, 2020: Applications for the 2 day workshop due (Deadline extended)
March 26, 2020: Participants notified
April 17, 2020: Deadline for Sign-ups for workshop Day 2
May 11, 2020: Workshop Day 1, 8:30-4:30pm
May 12, 2020 Workshop Day 2, 8:30-4:30pm
August 15, 2020: Revised Syllabus due
These workshops have helped over 100 faculty strengthen their sustainability teaching. Here is some feed back from past participants.
“I’m energized and optimistic and have a much better idea than I did two days ago about what I can do and what others are doing and what resources are out there.”
“This was a very engaging learning experience. I feel well prepared to build the new syllabus I had envisioned creating. Great use of diverse learning formats.”
“I loved the workshop, especially the opportunity to have a lively discussion about sustainability across the curriculum over the course of two days. The campus tours were inspiring and I learned a great deal about sustainability initiatives as well as the rich cultural history across the the campus ecosystem.
Need more information? Contact the Office of Sustainability at firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-542-1301.
View updated syllabi from previous workshops: