Faculty Curriculum Development Workshop: Incorporating Sustainability Across Disciplines will take place Thursday, May 26th and Friday, May 27th, 2016. 10am to 5pm.
Registration is now open for faculty wishing to incorporate environmental sustainability into courses. Stipends are available for those who attend the workshop and successfully update their syllabus to include sustainability. Space is limited. Lunch and coffee is included.
Incorporate sustainability into your course syllabus with facilitator and sustainability education expert Dr. Rita Turner, author of the book Teaching for EcoJustice: Curriculum and Lessons for Secondary and College Classrooms (2015). Guest faculty presenters from several academic disciplines will provide case studies and examples of assignments, lessons, and activities used in their classrooms. The workshop will include a range of models and resources for designing content that will engage students with locally relevant issues, generate innovative research, and encourage active ecological citizenship on campus and beyond.
Faculty who attend will:
- Gain new concepts, detailed examples, and materials useful for developing engaging new course content
- Collaborate and connect with colleagues and faculty
- Develop innovative course components that inspire critical thinking in students and address pressing environmental issues
In 2007, President Hrawboski has pledged UMBC to make carbon neutrality a part of the curriculum and other educational experiences for all students for all students with the President's Climate Leadership Commitment.
This is the fourth annual workshop, originally developed in 2013 with gracious support from Provost Philip Rous; BreakingGround; Dean of Undergraduate Education, Diane Lee; Climate Change Task Force Chair and VP of Admin and Finance, Lynne Schaefer.
Register today: http://goo.gl/forms/UNNT5sO897