AASHE webinars intend to address the needs of AASHE's diverse membership, increase members engagement, create community, and provide solutions in the form of resources, tools and support in all areas of sustainability in higher education. Feel free to contact us with additional suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All AASHE webinars are 90 minutes and usually take place on Wednesday's at 3 p.m. Eastern. Webinars scheduled outside of Wednesday at 3 p.m. will be noted.
AASHE webinars are free for AASHE members and non-AASHE members, however presentation materials and webinar recordings are only available to AASHE members.
Jul 12 2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Facilitator: Jess Gerrior
Description: The intellectual work of designing, delivering, and evaluating transdisciplinary sustainability curriculum, together with the practical work of enacting sustainability knowledge and skills in the physical environment are both essential to education for sustainability. But unless the “head” and “hands” are connected with the “heart” – the cultural, sociopolitical, moral values of learning communities – they can only reach so far. Here we will exchange ideas and practices for tapping into what moves educators/leaders – teaching sustainability from the inside out.
Jul 19 2016 - 2:00pm
Facilitator: Susan Santone
Description: ‘Integrating sustainability’ into a course means adapting both content and pedagogy to create a learning experience that is more interdisciplinary, experiential, and focused on authentic problem-solving. How can instructors juggle all of these demands without designing a syllabus from scratch? This session will present a step-wise instructional process for meeting this challenge. This approach, used with colleges and universities across the country, results in high-impact courses that integrate core sustainability concepts; promote civic involvement; and align outcomes, assessment and instruction. Attendees will walk away with a design framework that brings learners through a process of engagement, deep inquiry, decision-making, and positive action. The webinar will illuminate that ‘integrating sustainability’ is fundamentally about effective teaching and learning. Therefore, this session is especially recommended for faculty development specialists—especially those who may falsely believe that sustainability is environmental education.
Jun 29 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Welcome AASHE members! This webinar will highlight the benefits associated with AASHE membership and explain how to best take advantage of those benefits. The live presentation will allow for questions and answers from attendees. While new and recently renewed institutions and organizations may find this webinar most helpful, all active AASHE members are welcome to attend.
Jun 28 2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Facilitator: Jess Gerrior
Description: How sustainability conversations begin, who is invited to the table, and who is left out can determine how learners – including faculty, students, and other members of learning organizations – identify with and feel motivated to take on the broad issue of sustainability. Sustainability leaders know that it is about more than environmental problem-solving – that generating momentum for sustainable change involves difficult social, economic, and political conversations. What models and methods can educators use to create inviting spaces for learners to develop new and deeper connections to “sustainability”? This webinar will be a participatory dialogue/exchange.
Jun 22 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Join us for an in-depth look under the hood of the University of Chicago’s innovative procurement approach to establish a measurable energy performance requirement in their new construction RFP and contract. In partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Renewable Energy Lab and AASHE member Seventhwave, the University of Chicago has embraced this new strategy in its sustainability and facilities standards and is piloting it in two new construction projects—a 395,000 ft2 residence hall and a 100,000 ft2 speaking forum facility. Success stories and lessons learned from each project will be shared.
Jun 21 2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Facilitator: Susan Santone
Description: Colleges and universities trying to integrate sustainability across the curriculum often encounter a common stumbling block: the perception that sustainability is relevant only to environmental science. This false belief can keep non-science faculty away from the table. This webinar will provide participants with a framing of sustainability that creates entry points for all disciplines. The session will introduce a set of transdisciplinary concepts and show how ‘overlaying’ these concepts onto existing topics results in a fresh, sustainability-based lens for instruction. Examples from multiple disciplines will demonstrate how all faculty can locate sustainability connections to field, setting the stage for integration across the curriculum.
Jun 1 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Join us for an overview of STARS 2.1, the latest version of AASHE's Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System. STARS 2.1 includes a number of new features to help participants save time earning a STARS rating. We will share details about these new features, information for current participants about how to upgrade to the new version, and an overview of how the University of Vermont (an early adopter of STARS 2.1) managed the data collection process.