» Sustainability Integration Workshops for Faculty

  • Current Status
  • Integrating Sustainability Across Curriculum Workshops
    • An Award for Curriculum Innovation in Sustainability Education currently exists, and faculty can receive $500 towards aiding them in teaching about sustainability regardless of their subject.
    • Chapman is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, and has been since 2011.
    • Chapman has not elected to take part in STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System), which is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance, since 2012.

    Faculty are interested in integrating sustainability into courses they currently teach, this is especially important because it shows that a lot of faculty are interested in integrating sustainability within their courses which would be the least intensive way of including more sustainability curriculum. (Figure 1).

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    • Voluntary faculty workshops that focus on integrating sustainability within all disciples should occur at least once a semester
    • These should be accessible as a free resource and learning opportunity for all faculty.
    • This program would be mainly run by the Sustainability Department.
    • Faculty would be informed about this through email, which would be further enforced by Program Managers.
    • Once faculty have attended this workshop they will be given a certificate that shows they took part, as well as a sticker to place in their office, similar to those given out after Safe Space workshops.
    • In addition, a pre and post survey will be implemented to determine the effectiveness of the workshop and ways that it can be improved for the future.