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Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership Workshop

January 5, 2017 - January 6, 2017


Is your institution ready to expand curriculum to include sustainability?

Campus leaders from across the country have found AASHE’s “Sustainability across the Curriculum” Leadership Workshops to be crucial to guide curriculum development.

Apply today! Applications are due November 11, 2016.

Through an intensive two days of presentations, exercises, discussions, reflection, and planning, participants will become familiar with the philosophy of change in higher education developed through the Ponderosa Project at Northern Arizona University and adapted at Emory in Piedmont Project.
Participants will:

  • experience a range of workshop strategies,
  • hear local experts,
  • enjoy outdoor place-based activities,
  • dialogue with faculty from around the country
  • reflect on their own roles in the transformation of higher education.

Readings and organizational materials are provided.

Application Process

• To ensure a good fit between the workshop and attendees, a short application is required.
• Applications must be submitted by November 11, 2016.
• Workshops are limited to approximately 35 participants.
• You will be notified of your status approximately 1-2 weeks after the application process closes. At that time, a reading list, event logistics, and request for payment will be sent to all approved attendees.

• $450/AASHE members | $550/non-members
• Includes snacks and lunches, handouts, materials, and an evening reception.

Here’s what past attendees are saying
• “One of the best workshops I’ve participated in.”
• “This workshop has been completely revitalizing and inspiring.”
• “Awesome combo of lecture, small group and physical activity. I’ve never felt so positive leaving a workshop.”
• “Excellent!! Well worth my time. Thank you.”

About the Facilitators
Peggy and Geoff have led AASHE workshops over ten years, helping more than 500 faculty leaders around the country take steps toward curriculum innovation in their universities and colleges.

Dr. Peggy Barlett, Goodrich C. White Professor 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 has focused in recent years on faculty development, curriculum, sustainable food, and culture change. She has written on the challenges of transforming higher education in recent articles in Current Anthropology, American Anthropologist, and Liberal Education.

Professor Barlett is author of two studies of farming communities and brings her expertise on agricultural systems in developing countries to her work at Emory, where she was awarded the Thomas Jefferson Prize for university service and scholarship in 2012. Past president of the Society for Economic Anthropology, she currently serves on the Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources of the National Research Council. She received the inaugural Faculty Leadership Award from AASHE in 2011.

Dr. Geoffrey Chase is currently a Vice President for the WASC Senior College and University Commission. Prior to this, he served as the Dean of Undergraduate Studies and the Director of the Center for Regional Sustainability at San Diego State University. A graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, where he received the BA in English in 1971, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he received a PhD in American literature in 1981, he taught for 11 years in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies at Miami University of Ohio. While at Miami, he served as a Fulbright Scholar in Turku, Finland (1990-1991).

In 2013 he co-edited, with Peggy Barlett, Sustainability in Higher Education: Stories and Strategies for Transformation, and in 2004, Sustainability on Campus: Stories and Strategies for Change both of which were published by MIT Press. He was a founding Board member of AASHE and he served as Board Chair from 2008 – 2011. He has also served on the Executive Committee for the American Conference of Academic Deans (ACAD), as Co-Chair for the Proposal Review Committee for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and has served as team chair for accreditation teams. Dr. Chase lectures widely on improving graduation rates, sustainability in higher education and he offers workshops on institutional change, leadership, and sustainability.

Please contact Whitney Easton, weaston@emory.edu


January 5, 2017
January 6, 2017


Emory University, Luce Center
825 Houston Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30329 United States
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