Faculty Development Workshops


Grow interdisciplinary relationships and enhance sustainability instruction

Annual Faculty Development Workshops provide strategies to prepare students of all disciplines to address sustainability challenges in their professional, civic, and personal lives. Participants learn to integrate sustainability into courses using active, place-based, and experiential learning. There is no cost to attend. Faculty who complete the two-day workshop and submit a revised syllabus are eligible to receive a $500 stipend to enhance the learning environment for their students.

A professor stands and speaks to a group of students sitting or lying down on the grass

Day 1

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 as a living laboratory
  • Exploration of transdisciplinary connections to other faculty and programs
  • Time to brainstorm and plan
  • A locally sourced lunch

Day 2

Day two invites day one participants as well as 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 are included.

Key dates:

March 15, 2021 Applications due
TBD March 2021 Participants notified
TBD May 2021 Workshop Day 1, 8:30-4:30pm
TBD May 2021 Workshop Day 2, 8:30-4:30pm
1 week before Fall classes begin Revised Syllabus due

Faculty Development Workshop Application

Applications are due March 15.

Workshop Application

Feedback from 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.

Updated Syllabi from Previous Workshops