STARS Incorporation into Capability-Based Gen Ed Curriculum
August 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDTFree
This session will cover incorporating STARS data collection AND report segments into an introductory sustainability course that fulfills a capability-based general education requirement (Sustainable Practices and Environmental Conscience). We will also review how the inclusion has evolved into the development of 2 courses, one 200-level and one 300-level, and how the process encouraged a donor to support our participation in STARS at the full membership level in 2018. Eureka College is a small (less than 600 students), liberal arts undergraduate institution in Eureka, Illinois. The college officially created a Sustainability Committee 3 years ago that includes staff, faculty, students, and trustees in its membership.
Katy Everett, Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Eureka College
Dr. Katy Everett is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and Chair of the Sustainability Committee at Eureka College, a small, liberal-arts school in Central Illinois. Dr. Everett’s background includes work in conservation ecology, human use of natural resources, corporate sustainability, and higher education. She is in her third year of teaching and leading sustainability efforts at Eureka College, where she also advises all Environmental Science and Environmental Studies majors and is the faculty advisor for the student environmental organization, SAGE. When not on campus, she is gardening and spending as much time as possible outdoors with her family.