Sustainable Susquehanna – Funded Faculty Workshop Deadline Extended

Are you thinking about developing a new course or new unit in an existing course?  How about incorporating environmental or sustainability issues?  We believe this can be done with virtually any course! We invite you to enhance your teaching and engagement by participating in the Sustainable Susquehanna Workshop, May 17-18, 2017.

This pilot project, based on nationally recognized models known for their innovative approach to curricular change, is designed to be an intellectually stimulating and collegial experience for teaching faculty at SUNY-Oneonta. The workshop will explore how we can meaningfully integrate sustainability – broadly defined – into our classrooms.  Though we start by taking a close look at SUNY-Oneonta and Otsego County, we invite participants to engage in local/global comparisons.  Campus faculty who have received training from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) will facilitate and catalyze discussion of a green curriculum and its integration and role in the broader community. Participants will receive an honorarium of $1000 upon completion of a new or revised syllabus (with the intent to teach the course by the fall semester of 2018 or sooner).   Participants will also join in a fieldtrip and discussions that will offer opportunities to extend research and teaching horizons across disciplines and create new networks with fellow colleagues.

Application:  If you are interested, please submit a short, one-page description of how you plan to revise an old course or develop a new one.  (See samples from other colleges at http://sustainability.emory.edu/page/1021/Piedmont-Project/). Send your description, along with name, title, and department to: Kjersti VanSlyke-Briggs, Director of Faculty Center. Deadline:  April 17th, 2017