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Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership Workshop

June 3, 2019 - June 4, 2019


Is your institution ready to expand curriculum with sustainability? Campus leaders from across the country have found AASHE’s “Sustainability across the Curriculum” Leadership Workshops – based on the Piedmont/Ponderosa model – to be very helpful to guide curriculum development.

Application period is now closed.

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. Readings and organizational materials are provided.
Participants will:

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

Application Process

  • To ensure a good fit between the workshop and attendees, a short on-line application is required.
  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until March 29, 2019, or until space is filled; early application is recommended.
  • Workshops are limited to approximately 35 participants.
  • Participants will be notified approximately two weeks after application, and prior to the workshop will receive a reading list, event logistics, and request for payment.


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

Here’s what past attendees are saying

  • Keep it up! Maybe advertise wider. It was just by chance I saw this and it is the most useful workshop I have been to in a long time!
  • 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.
  • The workshop provided all that I expected to get and a chance to talk with so many interesting folks about ideas and programs.
  • The organization of the workshop was fantastic.

About the Facilitators

The workshop will be led by Peggy Barlett of Emory University and Geoff Chase, former Provost at California State University Channel Islands and former Dean at San Diego State University. Together, Peggy and Geoff co-edited Sustainability in Higher Education: Stories and Strategies for Transformation (MIT 2013) and Sustainability on Campus: Stories and Strategies for Change (2004). Peggy and Geoff have also led AASHE workshops for over ten years, helping more than 600 faculty 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 barlett.jpgeducation. 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 and has led workshops on curriculum development on many campuses.


Dr. Geoffrey Chase has served as Provost at CSU Channel Islands, Dean of Undergraduate Geoff ChaseStudies and the Director of the Center for Regional Sustainability at San Diego State University and Vice President of the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). At San Diego State, he played key roles in establishing the Weber University Honors College, the Center for Regional Sustainability, and programs supporting undergraduate research, assessment of student learning, academic scholarships, community-based service learning, and faculty development aimed at increasing student completion, success, and achievement. He lectures widely on improving graduation rates, sustainability in higher education and offers workshops on institutional change, leadership, and sustainability.

Location – Luce Center, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

The workshop will take place at the Luce Center on the Emory University campus in Atlanta, GA. Emory is a half hour from the Atlanta Hartsfield/Jackson airport. Participants will enjoy the lovely Emory Conference Center Hotel, directly adjacent.


Please contact Andrea Rissing at andrea.rissing@emory.edu.


June 3, 2019
June 4, 2019
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Emory University, Luce Center
825 Houston Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30329 United States
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