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Santa Clara University Sustainability across the Curriculum Workshop

June 24 - June 28

Santa Clara University’s (SCU) Center for Sustainability hosts annual workshops and invites interested faculty and educators from all colleges and universities to participate in one or more of these online workshops:

  • June 24 – 28: Sustainability across the Curriculum workshop prepares instructors to design a module or course on sustainability in any discipline, and supports campus sustainability leaders to design a Sustainability across the Curriculum program at their institutions.
  • July 8 – 12: Environmental Justice and Integral Ecology workshop offers instructors a deeper focus on how to teach about environmental justice and integral ecology in any discipline, and helps campus sustainability leaders to design an Environmental Justice across the Curriculum program at their institution.
  • July 22 – 26: Pedagogy for Sustainability and Justice workshop helps instructors to design project-based, experiential, and community-based learning, and community-engaged and campus-engaged research projects; a parallel track prepares campus sustainability leaders to design a pedagogy-focused professional development program at their institution.

June 24 – 28: Sustainability across the Curriculum Workshop

This introductory workshop is for instructors in any discipline who are planning to include a module on sustainability in an existing course or to develop a new course focused entirely on sustainability. A parallel track for staff and faculty members who are leading campus sustainability efforts addresses how to design and implement a Sustainability across the Curriculum program at your institution. The workshop will help participants draw inspiration from multiple visions of sustainability, including the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the Laudato Si’ University Pathways, and academic associations in multiple fields. Modules introduce how to use the campus for experiential and project-based learning about sustainability, as well as options for community-based learning. Exercises will help faculty to begin drafting their learning goals, focal questions for students, and activities. An optional module introduces teaching about environmental justice. All participants will leave with resources on designing sustainability curricula and assignments in all fields.

The workshop begins with a live orientation on Zoom on June 24, 9:30 – 10:30 am (Pacific Time). Thereafter, participants can complete the material at their own pace between June 24 – June 28. Optional office hours are offered on Zoom. Participants receive online feedback from workshop instructors and their cohort throughout. $150 registration fee for participants not affiliated with Santa Clara University.

Those who apply by Mon, April 2, 2024 will receive top priority. Applications close May 6, 2024. Expect a response to your application within one week of submission, starting April 10.

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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.