This Fall the University Academic Sustainability Committee (U-ASC) Faculty Learning Community will offer three faculty development workshops around the topic of sustainability. The Teaching Sustainability Workshop Series will engage participants in exploring how one might incorporate sustainability teaching and/or research within any classroom. The workshops are scheduled for three consecutive Monday’s (October 10, 24, and November 7) from 1:30-3:00 pm in the Faculty Lounge of the Guerrieri Academic Commons (GAC 230). Delicious refreshments will be provided! Ideally, faculty will participate in all three events as the workshops are designed to be taken together.
October 10: Creating an Integrative Assignment in Any Course
October 24: Avoiding Pitfall of Integrating Sustainability within the Classroom
November 7: Building Sustainability into the Curriculum
Mission: The mission of the U-ASC is to foster a student-centered awareness of sustainability through education, research, and community engagement. U-ASC strives to facilitate students connecting what they learn with how they live by supporting curricular offerings and teaching methods, as well as campus and community-based research, events, and activities that embrace the concepts of environmental, social, and economic sustainability. By instilling a sense of the importance of sustainability into our academic community, our graduates will be empowered with an understanding of societal needs to ensure the survivability of future generations and the natural environment.
U-ASC broadly defines sustainability as human activities and patterns of resource use that meet the needs of the present without compromising the integrity of global ecosystems or the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Chair: Sarah Surak
For more information contact Sarah Surak at firstname.lastname@example.org