Announcement for Faculty to Participate in a Campus Sustainability Project
Sponsored by the SJSU Sustainability Board
Calling all faculty!
Join a unique workshop sponsored by the SJSU Sustainability Board, focused on helping YOU incorporate sustainability into your classes! The workshop will be on Friday, April 25, 2014, from 10am-3pm. Faculty completing the workshop requirements will receive a $200 stipend and obtain valuable tools for engaging students and assessing GE student learning objectives.
San Jose State University is leading a unique project with Foothill College and De Anza College to infuse sustainability throughout the curriculum at our institutions. This project, funded by the CSU Chancellor's Office Campus as a Living Lab (CLL) project, is focused on using physical sustainability features on our campuses to promote sustainability. Working with our partners, we have developed a series of one-session teaching modules (1hr 15 min each) that any faculty member can use to incorporate sustainability into their courses. Each module focuses on a physical feature at our campus or at De Anza or Foothill Colleges. All modules are designed to address specific GE area student learning objectives and provide students with an active, hands-on experience. At the April 25 workshop, faculty from SJSU will join with faculty from De Anza and Foothill to learn how to use the teaching modules, discuss teaching methods, and tour the sustainability features at SJSU.
All workshop participants must be faculty (regular or lecturers) who are teaching courses at SJSU. Faculty will attend the workshop and incorporate at least one of the modules into a course they are teaching. A $200 stipend will be awarded when participants provide a greensheet for a course they teach that includes at least one Campus as a Living Lab teaching module.
Only 10 faculty members from each campus will be chosen to participate! We are especially seeking faculty who teach a GE course that does not currently have a focus on sustainability. If you are interested, please apply by March 21, 2014 to Lynne Trulio, the SJSU CLL program coordinator. Provide your CV, a list of courses you teach and why you are interested in this workshop. Please feel free to email Lynne with any questions you may have.