Post contributed by Dr. Nanette Chadwick, Director of Academic Sustainability Programs, Office of the Provost
In May this year, 21 faculty members from 14 departments across campus participated in the 7th semi-annual Fall Line Workshop, a training workshop for faculty to incorporate sustainability into the curriculum. Faculty participated in discussions, group exercises and activities focussed on interdisciplinary and place-based learning for students. Each participant is receiving an award payment after submission of a revised course syllabus based on the workshop, which enhances the sustainability content of their courses. To learn more about the workshop activities and the course syllabi that have been revised thus far this year, see our website.
The next semi-annual faculty workshop is scheduled for May 2017. However, faculty should contact Dr. Chadwick, Director of Academic Sustainability Programs (firstname.lastname@example.org), if you are interested in revising your course syllabi before then. Adding sustainability content to your course can enhance student enrollment, update your course, and attract a wider pool of students from other colleges and majors on campus. Our program will advertise your course to our sustainability student email list, if it contains substantial sustainability-related content (in terms of including social, environmental, and/or related economic aspects).
Congratulations to the 21 faculty who completed our workshop this year!