Sustainability Across the Curriculum
Pre-readings for participants:
- Long term impacts of faculty development programs (pdf, Bartlett and Rappaport)
- Four challenges of sustainability (pdf, Orr)
- Leadership without easy answers (pdf, Heifetz)
- Reconnecting with place (pdf, Bartlett, from Urban Place)
Through a partnership with the Green Grant Fund through the Office of the Executive Vice President, and with the Office of the Dean and Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education at Duke, the workshop is free of charge to participants and a $500 stipend is provided to 10 Duke faculty who complete the program. This year, the Duke-focused Workshop on Sustainability Across the Curriculum will take place on May 9th at the Freeman Center for Jewish Life, with collaborative activities at the Duke SmartHome and Duke Community Garden.
The purpose of the Trillium Workshop on Sustainability Across the Curriculum is to provide opportunities for mentorship of faculty who wish to include concepts of sustainability in their course(s) syllabi in a meaningful way. Faculty participants will focus on thinking through 1) concepts of sustainability and how these might be integrated into existing or new courses, and 2) ways to use instructional technologies to increase sustainability in teaching. The Fellows will redesign their courses to incorporate instructional technologies to increase the sustainability of teaching and learning in their courses, become exemplars leading other faculty to teach in a more sustainable way, and assess the effectiveness of their course changes.
Trillium Fellows are those faculty and staff who attended a previous Workshop for Sustainability and Curriculum in May of 2010 or 2011. These Fellows, who are already experienced in incorporating sustainability into their courses, will provide guidance to faculty who are just interested to explore this concept. The Community will continue to grow through participation in the annual workshop each spring. Faculty who complete the program in a given year are invited to mentor other faculty in future years if they wish.
 A Trillium is a three-lobed plant native to North Carolina, and is our symbol for the three components of sustainability: economics, environment, and equity.