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New Faculty Learning Community for Environmental Course Development

Posted by on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 in News.

Proposals are invited from faculty who wish to participate in a learning community at the Center for Teaching in 2017-2018 focused on course design for new courses in the Environmental and Sustainability Studies minor.

Our plan is to have five meetings over the course of the year, culminating in a final celebration of the minor with a speaker and a public presentation of the learning community’s course development work. This project builds on the experience we have supporting faculty in Environmental and Sustainability Studies via the Cumberland Project, but in a different form focused more on course design and on gaps we can fill in the ESS curriculum. We are specifically interested in proposals for upper-level (3000-level) courses that can count for the minor.

Faculty who complete the learning community meetings and course development will receive $750 in support from the Program in Environmental and Sustainability Studies. Support can include travel to present an environmentally related paper at a meeting or to hire a current graduate or undergraduate student to help on the faculty member’s own environmentally related research and/or environmental course development (with expiration date of Aug. 15, 2018). Additional funding from the Program in Environmental and Sustainability Studies is also available for faculty who wish to bring in guest speakers for their courses or departments.

Proposals for new environmental course development should come from tenure-line faculty or senior lecturers and may be from all schools; faculty should plan on submitting the new course proposal by the end of the spring semester of 2018.

Please send a brief proposal (a paragraph is sufficient) that describes the course to be developed to Joe Bandy and Teresa Goddu by August 23, 2017.

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