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Workshop: Building a Curriculum Development Program for Your Institution: The Piedmont/Ponderosa Model

February 17, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST


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Are you ready to see your institution move forward to engage faculty and change curriculum toward sustainability issues? This workshop will introduce participants to the Piedmont/Ponderosa model, which has been adopted successfully across the United States and beyond, reaching thousands of professors over two decades.

The Piedmont/Ponderosa model of two-day faculty development workshops has been used by dozens of institutions—large and small, public and private—with resulting faculty enthusiasm and renovated courses. This three-hour session will provide interested faculty leaders with the knowledge, materials, and strategies to adapt this “Sustainability Across the Curriculum” model to their own institutions. Activities will explore the pace, timing, funding, staffing, and philosophy behind the unique aspects of the workshop model, with resource materials and opportunities for Q&A. Challenges in making the transition to teaching fellow faculty will also be discussed. To make efficient use of the three-hour time, participants will be asked to do some modest reading beforehand and will have exercises and small-group discussions during the session.


Peggy Barlett, Goodrich C. White Professor Emerita, Department of Anthropology, Emory University
Peggy BarlettThe session will be led by Peggy Barlett who spearheaded the Piedmont Project at Emory University for 15 years.  In the last fifteen years, Peggy and her colleague, Geoffrey Chase formerly of San Diego State University, offered an in-person two-day version to over 600 faculty leaders from around the US and eight foreign countries. Peggy and Geoff also co-edited Sustainability in Higher Education: Stories and Strategies for Transformation (MIT 2013) and Sustainability on Campus: Stories and Strategies for Change (2004).

Peggy, the Goodrich C. White Professor Emerita in the Department 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, her work focused on faculty development, curriculum, sustainable food, and culture change. She has written on the challenges of transforming higher education in articles in Current Anthropology, American Anthropologist, College Teaching, and Liberal Education and has led workshops on curriculum development on many campuses.

Any questions about the workshop?
Please contact Daita Serghi, education@aashe.org


February 17, 2022
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
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