Post contributed by Dr. Nanette Chadwick, Director of Academic Sustainability Programs
Academic Sustainability Programs hosted the annual Faculty Sustainability Mixer on January 27, at Acre Restaurant, a farm-to-table venue within walking distance from campus. A mix of over 30 new and veteran faculty members attended, from a diverse group of 21 departments dispersed among 10 Colleges or related academic units on campus. The mixer provided an opportunity for faculty who are interested or active in teaching and scholarship about sustainability, to interact in an informal setting, and make connections among disciplines. Ideas for new courses were discussed, to connect environmental and social issues, and names were collected for participation in the next biennial Sustainability in the Curriculum workshop set for May 2017. Professors also discussed the interests and backgrounds of students in their sustainability-focussed courses, as well as how to incorporate new cross-disciplinary issues and speakers in their teaching programs. Participants signed up to receive the campus-wide monthly Sustainability Digest produced by the Office of Sustainability.
If you are a faculty member who is interested in information about our awards and workshop programs for faculty to enhance the sustainability content of your teaching or research, if you would like to advertise your course to our email list of sustainability students, etc., please feel free to contact Dr. Nanette Chadwick, Director of Academic Sustainability Programs