May 2013

Sustainability Across the Curriculum

Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 8:30 AM to 5 PM

We met in the Franklin Humanities Institute Garage in Duke’s Smith Warehouse, a renovated historic tobacco warehouse.

2013 Trillium agenda

8:30    Welcome, history, introductions. (Charlotte Clark, Faculty Director of Sustainability, Duke University)

8:50    What is sustainability? (Eileen Thorsos, Sustainability Education Program Coordinator)

10:05  Origination and transformation: Dance & water (Keval Kaur Khalsa, Associate Professor of the Practice and Director, Dance Program)

10:50  Naturalist tour of East Campus. (Katie Rose Levin, Natural Resources Manager, Duke University)

12:45 What does incorporating sustainability look like? Examples of course revisions. (Panel: Charlotte Clark; Melissa Simmermeyer, Spanish; Larry Bohs, Engineering; Jim Gaston, Duke Smart Home)

1:30    Learning outcomes & objectives (Hugh Crumley, Director, Certificate in College Teaching; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Education, Duke University Graduate School)

2:30    Faith, ethics, and sustainability: Talking about religion and environmentalism in the classroom. (Alex Glass, Instructor of Invertebrate Paleontology & Science Education; Director of Undergraduate Studies, Earth and Ocean Sciences, Nicholas School of the Environment)

3:30    Course revision brainstorm