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Sunday, October 10
AASHE Sustainability Curriculum Convocation
AASHE continues to develop its support of faculty in developing sustainability curriculum. The AASHE Sustainability Curriculum Convocation will call together members of the higher education community to discuss initiatives from a variety of organizations that are increasing the numbers of faculty involved in sustainability education. Breakout groups will discuss a variety of specific topics suggested by attendees. (Limited to 150 participants).
1:00 – 1:30 Opening Comments: Geoff Chase – The Challenge; Paul Rowland – Update on Curriculum Initiatives
1:30 – 3:00 Breakout sessions (See below)
3:00 – 3:30 Break, snacks, and return to Main Meeting Room
3:30 – 4:15 Report outs from breakouts: Breakout leaders provide 5 minute summary of session
4:15 – 4:30 Summary and next steps: Paul Rowland – Beyond the Call
• Participants may attend one or move between sessions.
• Breakout sessions consist of the following:
o 15-30 minutes – Brief presentation by the conveners to frame the discussion.
o 60-45 minutes – Discussion of topic by group to elicit different perspectives and commonalities
o 30 minutes – Discussion of next steps in moving forward to increase the scale of sustainability education
Sustainability Education (SE) topic: Convener(s)
- SE in all degrees and disciplines: Debra Rowe, HEASC/DANS
- SE and general education: Jim Zaffirro, Central College
- SE Programs – majors, minors, etc.: Laura Fieselman, Meredith College – small college program; Debera Johnson, Pratt Inst. – sustainability minors; Ann Kapuscinski, Dartmouth & Samir Doshi, U. Vermont – shape of curriculum
- SE accreditation: Bob Koester, Ball State U
- SE using service learning, co-curriculum and experiential learning: Cathy Dubois, Kent State U – experiential learning; Janet Hale, Texas State U – service learning; Steve Mital, U Oregon – co-curricular learning
- Using electronic technologies to develop SE capacity: On-line social networking, Blackboard, Angel, webinars, cert.pgms. etc.: Don Wheeler, NJHEPS; Michelle Zurawski, Moriane Valley CC TBD
- Foundations and Strategies for Approaching SE Barbara Widhalm, Calif. Institute of Integral Studies – Using Nature’s Patterns; Paul Morgan, West Chester U – Sustainability, not less unsustainability; Wendy Griswold, Kansas State U – Transformative learning theory
- SE Learning Outcomes Jon Jensen, Luther College
- SE Curriculum around the world Paul Rowland et al. from outside the US