Welcome to the website for the Duke University Trillium Fellows Project. Duke’s Trillium Project is a faculty learning community dedicated to increasing the prevalence and quality of concepts of sustainability in academic courses at Duke. Each May we hold a campus workshop where “graduates’ of prior Trillium Project workshops mentor other faculty in how to incorporate these concepts into their new or revised syllabi across all disciplines and departments.
- If you are interested in our 4th annual Trillium workshop, which will be held in May 2013, please complete the form at this link.
Our name comes from the Trillium plant, native to North Carolina and pictured above, which has three lobes in the leaf and the flower, representing the three components typically comprising sustainability: social, economic, and environmental. Our Fellows follow in the proud tradition of many similar programs across the country; you can see a list of some of these other programs here.
Our program began in May 2010, when Duke convened a conference attended by 30 faculty and staff from 7 NC colleges and universities (Duke, Elon University, Fayetteville State University, North Carolina State University, Meredith College, UNC-Chapel Hill, and UNC-Greensboro) entitled Workshop on Leadership for Sustainability and Curriculum. Each subsequent May we have held a Trillium Workshop here at Duke to grow our faculty learning community.