In 2015, the University of California hosted a series of campus workshops to incentivize, support and connect faculty across campuses who voluntarily choose to infuse existing course curriculum across various disciplines with relevant climate and sustainability concepts.
In 2016, through the Faculty Engagement and Education working group of the UC Global Climate Leadership Council, AASHE selected the University of California to be a founding member of a pilot national network of centers for sustainability across the curriculum. Read more about the Network here. Together with the UC-CSU Knowledge Action Network for Transformative Climate and Sustainability Education and Action, UC and CSU faculty members are co-teaching a faculty curriculum workshop in June 2017, open to California higher education instructors.
Where: California Higher Education Sustainability Conference – Mosher Alumni House, Board Room at UC Santa Barbara
When: June 26, 2017
Who: California educators in higher education (faculty from community colleges, the CSU system, private universities, and the UC welcome)
Registration Deadline: June 10
Contact person: Shauna Casey
Description: Climate change and sustainability are critical concerns for the future of human civilizations. Incorporating these concepts and approaches into higher education curricula can be as simple as adding a field trip, module or case study to your course syllabus. This workshop will provide peer-to-peer support for faculty who wish to add sustainability or climate change education to an existing course. We will brainstorm pedagogical approaches, share suggestions and resources. Faculty from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Participants are required to bring a syllabus to update.