Energize Colleges supports faculty train the trainer workshops to infuse energy and sustainability into higher education
Below are examples of faculty trainings that might inspire and empower similar trainings at your institution or in your region. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to request support on organizing a faculty training.
Infusing Sustainability Into Curricula
Dr. Mark Stemen from CSU Chico worked with the group to brainstorm how broad sustainability Student Learning Outcomes can be infused into any course, from math to Mandarin. The participants applied this creativity to an analysis of their own course offerings, considering and planning for strategies to bring sustainability knowledge and career awareness into each course, and connect to the sustainability CTE and transfer program available at College of Marin.
Package includes: Agenda, invitation email, Action Plan template, and sample sustainability SLOs from CSU Chico. To request, click here.
Integrating Sustainability and Climate Change Adaptations into Your Curriculum
In January 2018, Butte College hosted a Faculty Train the Trainer event that brought together faculty from a wide range of academic departments. The participants focused on integrating sustainability and climate change adaptation into existing curricula, looking in-depth at proposed sustainability minor and major degree program frameworks. Participants used their own curriculum to brainstorm ways to make energy, sustainability, and climate change part of their course work in a relevant and applied manner.
Dr. Mark Stemen from CSU Chico worked with the group to provide a case study of his own experience using CalAdapt tools in his Geography courses, a project which supports local policy improvements at the City and County level. He encouraged faculty to engage students around issues that will influence their lives and identities in the coming decades, and the opportunity to provide skills and tools to build their community's climate resilience.
Resources are provided here to learn more about the training at Butte College and to plan a similar training at your college or university. To request, click here.
Resources: Agenda, CSU Sustainability (Minor) Degree Program Overview, CSU Sustainability and Resilience (Major) Overview