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"Sustainability Across the Curriculum"

Faculty Development Workshop: “Sustainability Across the Curriculum”

June 8-10, 2010

This workshop is Calvin’s first faculty development initiative to consider how to weave issues of sustainability across the Calvin curriculum in multiple disciplines.  It expands the work begun through the Calvin Environmental Assessment Program (CEAP).  Participants will be expected to either develop or re-design course content in a specific course to include sustainability.  We will also explore issues of environmental justice in collaboration with faculty participants in the Multicultural Curriculum Transformation workshop.

Application Process and Deadline

  • Faculty members who wish to expand an existing course or develop a new course with a focus on sustainability are encouraged to apply. 
  • Applications are available on the CEAP website.   
  • Completed applications should be submitted to Gail Heffner at gheffner@calvin.edu  
    BY MAY 10, 2010.  
  • Four faculty members from each of the Academic Divisions will be selected for participation in this first workshop.

Activities

  • PowerPoint presentations,
  • speakers,
  • films,
  • small group and large group discussions, and
  • individual work on syllabus re-design

Benefits for faculty participation

  • Review best practice teaching strategies
  • Network with faculty from other disciplines
  • Improve course evaluations
  • Strengthen outcome measure reporting
  • Research, conference presentation and publication opportunities
  • Contribute to the success of  Calvin’s sustainability goals

Stipends*      (maximum of four faculty per division)

  • Attendance at the workshop, completed syllabus and assessment instrument—$300
  • Outcome Measures Report:  response from students and 1-2 page analysis of the
    implemented course—$100
  • Presentation of course and its outcomes to the Calvin community (i.e. Fall Faculty Conference, Faculty Development event, etc.) —$100
  • Research or scholarly paper presented at a conference in your discipline or at a conference on sustainability in higher education—$200

*Stipends will be paid as the activities are successfully completed.