From: Administrative E-Memo (memofrom@Colorado.EDU)
Date: Mon Jun 06 2011 - 18:16:28 MDT
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2011 18:16:28 -0600 (MDT) From: Administrative E-Memo <memofrom@Colorado.EDU> Subject: Two day workshop --- Teaching Sustainability at CU-Boulder
TO: Boulder Campus Teaching & Research Faculty,
Deans, Directors, Dept Chairs
FROM: Russell Moore, Provost
Frank Bruno, Vice Chancellor for Administration
SENDER: Kristin Epley, Sustainability Project Manager
DATE: June 3, 2011
SUBJECT: Two day workshop --- Teaching Sustainability at CU-Boulder
Sustainability, as you know, is our collective and unavoidable challenge. The
University of Colorado Boulder is strategically leading efforts to meet this
challenge, and as part of that effort, we are offering a two day workshop
entitled, "Teaching Sustainability at CU-Boulder." As you can read below,
a central goal of this workshop is for CU-Boulder faculty to address
sustainability issues, from all disciplines, in the courses they teach and to
use the campus as a practical working space and teaching lab for sustainability.
- This will be a two day workshop for faculty to learn in a cross-disciplinary
context about major sustainability topics and to explore opportunities to
integrate sustainability into the university's diverse curriculum.
- Basic mastery of these key core concepts will become the foundation around
which participants will explore the sustainability connection to their academic
focus and strategize to develop curriculum change programs around Sustainability.
- This workshop will provide multiple opportunities to network with and join
faculty from around campus who have successfully integrated sustainability into
their courses/syllabi, to learn specific strategies for doing so, and to
explore cross-collaborative potential.
- Learn about and tap into available resources for course lectures and
activities on sustainability.
- Faculty and staff will showcase some of the best sustainability operations and
practices that are present on campus as possible teaching opportunities.
University of Colorado Boulder faculty members in every academic discipline are
encouraged to apply for this workshop. Each participant will receive a $500
stipend after completing the workshop and formidably integrating sustainability
into at least one upcoming course they teach.
When and where:
Monday, August 15 and Tuesday, August 16, 2011 on the CU-Boulder campus.
- "Teaching Sustainability at CU-Boulder" is an initiative facilitated by the
campus sustainability community at CU-Boulder. Members of the steering
committee for the workshop include:
- James White, (Director, INSTAAR; Professor, Geological Sciences and
- Kevin J. Krizek (Sustainability Education Outreach Coordinator; Associate
Professor of Planning and Design; Director, PhD Program in Design and Planning)
- Alan Townsend (Director, Environmental Studies; Professor of Ecology and
- Beth Osnes (Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance)
- Max Boykoff (Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies; CIRES fellow)
- Dave Newport (Director, Environmental Center)
- Moe Tabrizi (Campus Director of Sustainability)
- Other faculty from around campus who will share key experiences and successful
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Vice Chancellor for Administration
Send an e-mail to Kristin Epley, Sustainability Project Manager, at
email@example.com by June 30, 2011. Include "Teaching Sustainability
at CU-Boulder" in the subject heading and provide the following information:
2. Department and College
3. Faculty title/rank
4. Course titles and a brief description of the course(s) you expect to teach
in the coming two academic years and the manner in which you hope to learn more
about ways to integrate sustainability. Also, describe specific
dimensions/skills you hope to glean from this two-day workshop. Please include
the primary orientation of the course(s) (e.g., undergrad, advanced undergrad,
graduate), its central audience (e.g., required for a particular program, free
elective), and approximate size.
Space will be limited to 40 participants, maximum. Participants will be
notified in mid-July and will be required to attend the entire workshop.
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