Faculty Workshop: Enriching course content through sustainability

A one day, summer workshop sponsored by the Office of Sustainability Initiatives.

Date & Time:

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Location:

ASC 365, Rogge Room


Through presentations, discussions, outdoor time, and workshop materials, we will highlight connections of diverse academic disciplines with sustainability and discuss how sustainability themes can enrich students’ learning of the central concepts and skills from your courses. We will also present opportunities for integrating applied sustainability projects (ranging from a single assignment to a semester-long project) into courses through the Sustainable Communities Partnership.

Throughout the workshop, we will weave in discussions of local, national, and international issues of healthy and sustainable earth systems to inspire ideas for your course. We will provide a variety of disciplinary readings, a panel of faculty will discuss their experiences, resources, and strategies for integrating sustainability in their courses, and there will be opportunities to network across disciplines. Drs. Amel and Dahmus will hold office hours the following day to work one-on-one with you to apply what you learn to your course.

Through this seminar, participants will:

  • Increase their knowledge about how their own discipline connects to sustainability
  • Develop awareness of the initiatives and resources available to faculty to integrate sustainability into courses
  • Develop a rich network of colleagues to draw upon for course material, guest speakers, teaching collaborations, and research projects
  • Advance participation in the strategic initiatives of interdisciplinarity and stewardship by designing new assignments or new units for a current course, or even completely new courses.

Faculty participants will receive a $350 stipend. Lunch provided.

Space is limited. Please register by May 17.


All programs offered by the University of St. Thomas shall be readily accessible to individuals with disabilities. For details, call (651) 962-6315.