Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership Workshops
AASHE's Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership workshops are for faculty leaders of all disciplines who wish to develop curriculum change programs around sustainability on their campuses.
In 2012, AASHE introduced a new approach to differentiating our curriculum workshops. There are now 3 levels of workshops based upon the participant experience and role in higher education:
- Our first level workshop remains for faculty with little or no background knowledge or sustainability experience.
- Our "Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership Workshop" is our level II workshop in the series and is designed for faculty leaders and program directors. The workshop content remains comparable to our previous leadership workshops.
- Our new "Sustaining Leadership for Curriculum Transformation" workshop is our level III and most advanced workshop in the series. It is designed for faculty leaders, administrators, and campus decision makers.
Upcoming Workshops in This Series
For more information on workshop levels and which workshop is right for you, please see our decision matrix.
Through an intensive two days of presentations, exercises, discussions, reflection, and planning, participants will become familiar with the philosophy of change in higher education developed through the Ponderosa Project at Northern Arizona University and adapted at Emory in the Piedmont Project. Participants will also experience a range of workshop strategies, hear local experts, enjoy outdoor place-based activities, and dialogue with faculty from around the country as they gain help in adapting this model to their own campus. In a supportive and stimulating environment, workshop members will reflect on their own roles in the transformation of higher education. Readings and materials will also be provided.
These highly successful workshops are led by Geoffrey Chase of San Diego State University and Peggy Barlett of Emory University. Peggy and Geoff are editors of Sustainability on Campus: Stories and Strategies for Change, published by MIT Press in 2004. Peggy and Geoff have many years of experience leading these kinds of workshops and have helped more than 450 faculty around the country take steps toward curriculum innovation in their universities and colleges.
Which Workshop is right for me?
We have developed the table below to help choose the appropriate workshop for you:
|Participants||Faculty, no background knowledge or experience is required||Faculty leaders, program directors||Faculty leaders, administrators, campus decision makers|
|Focus||Collaborative curriculum development, student learning focus||Leading curriculum change on your campus, strategic development||Leadership in curriculum and policy, strategies for experiential learning|
|Workshop Outcome||New concepts for a course or program||New strategies for integrating sustainability on campus||New vision and strategies for advancing sustainability on campus and beyond|
|Registration||Application required individual or team||Application required individual or team||Level II prerequisite*|
*Level III workshops are open to individuals and teams with at least one member who has previously attended a Level II or AASHE Curriculum Leadership workshop. Contact the workshop organizer for details.
**Cost includes workshop and food, does not include lodging or transportation unless noted.
- Due to high demand, an application process is required.
- Please see each workshop's page for specific application information.
- You may apply as an individual or as a team.
- Workshops are limited to approximately 35 participants.
- If paying by credit card, no charges will be issued until accepted into the workshop.
Tuition varies by workshop, please see individual workshop registration forms for exact tuition schedule. Tuition covers snacks and lunches on both days of the workshop, handouts, materials, and an evening reception on the first day of the workshop.
Dr. Geoffrey Chase, who has been the Dean of Undergraduate Studies at San Diego State University since 2002, and the Director of the Center for Regional Sustainability since 2009, attended Ohio Wesleyan University, where he received the BA in English in 1971. He also holds an MAT from Miami University (Ohio) and the AM in English from Boston College. After receiving his PhD in American literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1981, he taught for 11 years in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies at Miami University of Ohio. While at Miami, he served as a Fulbright Scholar in Turku, Finland (1990-1991).
Dr. Chase joined Northern Arizona University in 1992 as the Director of English Composition. While at Northern Arizona University, Chase also served as English Department Chair, Dean of Liberal Studies, and as the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies. At NAU, he revamped the composition curriculum to give it an environmental focus and became one of the leaders of the Ponderosa Project, a faculty development project aimed at helping faculty from throughout the university integrate issues of environmental sustainability into their courses. The Ponderosa Project has become a model faculty development project that has been introduced to faculty on more than 150 campuses.
In 2004 he co-edited, with Peggy Barlett, Sustainability on Campus: Stories and Strategies for Change which was published by MIT Press. From 2005 – 2008 he served on the Executive Committee for the American Conference of Academic Deans (ACAD) and currently as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). He has also co-chaired the Proposal Review Committee for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and has served as team chair for several re-accreditation teams. Dr. Chase lectures widely on sustainability in higher education and, with Peggy Barlett, offers workshops on institutional change and sustainability.
Peggy Barlett, Goodrich C. White Professor of Anthropology at Emory University, is a specialist in agricultural anthropology and sustainability in higher education. A leader in bringing Emory to its current commitment to a sustainable future, Peggy’s work has focused in recent years on faculty development, curriculum, sustainable food, and culture change. She has written on the challenges of transforming higher education in Sustainability on Campus: Stories and Strategies for Change (edited with Geoffrey W. Chase, MIT Press, 2004) and the two of them have completed a recent volume on Transforming Higher Education: Stories and Strategies for Sustainability (MIT Press, 2013).
Co-founder of the Piedmont Project at Emory, the longest-running curriculum development program for sustainability in the country, she also now leads workshops with Geoffrey Chase on faculty engagement and curriculum development through the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). Over 400 faculty leaders from around the US and several foreign countries have participated in the AASHE workshops. She received the inaugural Faculty Leadership Award from AASHE in 2011.
Barlett is author of two studies of farming communities, editor of four volumes, and author of numerous professional articles. She brings her expertise on agricultural systems in developing countries to her work at Emory, where she was awarded the Thomas Jefferson Prize for university service and scholarship in 2012. She serves on the National Research Council Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, is active in the Atlanta Local Food Initiative, and seeks to combine the scholarship of sustainability with the joy of deeper engagement with the animate earth.
Comments from past attendees:
- One of the best workshops I've participated in.
- This workshop has been completely revitalizing and inspiring.
- Awesome combo of lecture, small group and physical activity. I've never felt so positive leaving a workshop.
- Excellent!! Well worth my time. Thank you.
- The workshop provided all that I expected to get and a chance to talk with so many interesting folks about ideas and programs.
- The organization of the workshop was fantastic
January 7-8, 2013, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
January 14-15, 2013, San Diego State University (Cancelled)
June 26-27, 2012, San Diego State University
January 10-11, 2012, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
June 2011-San Diego State University
January 6-7,2011-Emory University
June 3-4, 2010 San Diego State University
January 7-8, 2010 - Emory University
June 11-12 2009 - San Diego State University
January 9-10 2009 - Emory University
June 12-13 2008 - San Diego State University
January 10-11 2008 - Emory University
July 12-13 2007 - San Diego State University
January 11-12 2007 - Emory University
July 20-21 2006 - San Diego State University
January 5-6 2006 - Emory University