March 2, 2016

Interested in applying concepts of sustainability into one of your courses? Want to learn about teaching sustainability and campus resources to help? Want $1000 to help with incorporating sustainability into your teaching? Apply to participate in the Faculty Curriculum Sustainability Workshop!

What: Faculty Curriculum Sustainability Workshop

When: 10am - 4pm, Thursday, May 5, 2016 

Where: Room 330 Blum Center 

Who: UC Berkeley Faculty from all disciplines (no prior experience with environmental and sustainability issues is necessary). 

To apply to participate in the Sustainability Workshop on Thursday, May 5click here. The deadline to apply is April 18, 2016.

If you have any questions please contact Katy Seto at katyseto@berkeley.edu.

UC President Janet Napolitano recently launched the Carbon Neutrality Initiative, committing the UC to zero net greenhouse gas emissions from buildings and vehicles by 2025-- a commitment no other major research university has made. UC Berkeley, along with other UC campuses, is embarking on new faculty engagement and education projects that will be integral to the success of this Initiative. These events will engage, inspire and support faculty members across disciplines who are interested in infusing relevant climate change and sustainability concepts into their courses. 

We are seeking 20 faculty from across campus who are interested in incorporating sustainability into existing undergraduate course(s) to participate in a 1-day workshop. The workshop will give participants that opportunity to discuss and expand knowledge about concepts of sustainability, brainstorm with others about how you might include relevant concepts in your courses, and have fun getting to know other faculty. Following the workshop, each faculty member will be given 3‐4 months to revise their course and will be provided up to $1,000 to support their efforts. A follow-up networking event open to all UCB faculty will take place in Fall 2016, during which you will share your course improvements with other participants. 

Faculty from all disciplines are encouraged to apply and no prior experience with environmental and sustainability issues is necessary. The workshop will give participants the opportunity to expand knowledge about concepts of sustainability, brainstorm about how to include relevant concepts in your courses, and have fun getting to know other faculty. The overall goal of this  program is to boost climate change and sustainability education on campus, especially targeting students for whom sustainability may not be a focus.

  Faculty Coordinators:

Céline Pallud (Sustainability Coordinator)--Céline is an Associate Professor of Soil & Environmental Biogeophysics in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management. Céline's lab focuses on the fate and transport of chemical species that are of importance to the functioning, quality and remediation of soils, surface sediments and water.

 

Maggi Kelly (Sustainability Coordinator)-- Maggi is a Cooperative Extension Specialist and Professor in Residence in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management. Maggi's lab uses GIS and remote sensing to study the drivers, patterns and consequences of environmental change across California’s landscapes.