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.
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 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.
|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
Due to COVID-19, we are unsure what format we will offer this workshop for Spring 2021. If you are interested in participating, please go ahead and fill out an application and we will follow up with additional details at the beginning of March.
Applications are due March 15.
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.”