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Free Orientation: Introducing the Piedmont/Ponderosa Model of Curriculum Innovation

November 8, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

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Are you ready to see your institution move forward to engage faculty in reorienting curriculum around sustainability? Join us for an introduction to a leading model for faculty development and curricular innovation around sustainability: the Piedmont/Ponderosa model. The model has been used by dozens of institutions—large and small, public and private—for over 20 years with resulting faculty enthusiasm,  renovated courses, and long-term impacts on research, teaching, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Based on a two-day workshop format, the model has also been adapted for one-day and mini-workshop formats. This free virtual orientation will share key elements of the model and help participants think about how the model might be applied at their institution.

Participants in this orientation may also be interested to participate in the next cohort of the Global Sustainability Across the Curriculum Program Development Support Group, (starting in summer 2024), a longer term program that guides participants through the key steps involved in establishing a successful sustainability across the curriculum program at their institution.

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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 session?
Please contact Daita Serghi, education@aashe.org