In May 2015, seventeen faculty and staff gathered for an all-day workshop covering the meaning of sustainability and methods for integrating sustainability into courses. The workshop was led by Susan Santone, Executive Director, Creative Change Educational Solutions.
Here are some comments from the workshop participants:
I appreciated this workshop tremendously - it provided a nice background in sustainability concepts and issues through well-constructed prompts and dialogue. This also nicely modeled how to engage students in these conversations.
I have a much better sense of the dimensions of sustainability as theory and classroom practice.
Best workshop I've attended in 20 years. Not kidding. The hands-on, interactive approach was superb as was leaving with a work product.
It was especially helpful just to get to talk with each other about the challenges and opportunities of incorporating the possibilities of sustainability into our courses. I learned a lot from folks in other disciplines through our trans/interdisciplinary conversations. More of those conversations would be welcomed.
Workshop Attendees May 2015:
Tracy Fredin (CGEE Director)
Ken Dehkes (Director of Facilities Services)
Caroline Hilk (Director, Center for Teaching and Learning)
Lori-Anne Williams (University Relations)
Kari Richtsmeier (Director, International and Off-Campus Programs)
Kim Zielinski (Associate Director, International & Off Campus Programs)
Jane Krentz (Wesley Center)
Valentine Cadieux (Incoming Sustainability/ESTD Director)