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Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop at Santa Clara University
June 26, 2023 - June 30, 2023
Santa Clara University’s Center for Sustainability hosts this annual workshop on how to teach about sustainability in any discipline. The workshop is for faculty members from SCU and other universities who are planning to include a module on sustainability in an existing course or to develop a new course focused entirely on sustainability. SCU is a national Center for Sustainability Across the Curriculum affiliated with the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).
Agenda: The workshop will help participants draw inspiration from multiple visions of sustainability, including the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, academic associations in their field, and their schools’ mission. An optional module for faculty members from Jesuit institutions will draw links to Ignatian pedagogy and Catholic social teaching on sustainability and justice. Modules will also explore teaching environmental justice issues, how to use the campus as a living lab for experiential and project-based learning about sustainability, as well as options for community-based learning. Exercises will help faculty members to begin drafting their learning goals, focal questions for students, and activities. Participants will leave with a wealth of current resources on designing sustainability curriculum and assignments in all fields.
Structure and Dates: The workshop begins with a synchronous online orientation on June 26, 9:30 – 10:30 am (Pacific Time). Thereafter, participants can complete the 6-8 hours of material asynchronously any time between June 26 – July 3, and will receive feedback from workshop leaders. It will not be possible to participate outside this window.
Application Deadline: Rolling admissions. Those who apply by Mon, April 3, 2023 will receive top priority. Applications close May 5, 2023. Response to applicants will be Fri, April 7 for those who apply by April 3. Rolling responses within a week for those who apply through May 5.
Santa Clara University is one of the regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum. Centers host workshops and other professional development opportunities throughout the year. If you aren’t able to attend this event, please consider attending one of the other upcoming events organized by a Center.