Engaging Students by Integrating Sustainability into the Curriculum
Higher Education Faculty Workshop
with Dr. Peter Bardaglio and Regional Experts
Friday, February 10th
9:00am – 4:00pm
Attend for all or part of the day
West Chester University
Philips Autograph Library – Philips Memorial Building
700 South High Street
West Chester, PA 19383
Registration Required: $50
(Breakfast & Lunch Included)
8:00 – 9:00am Registration and Light Breakfast
9:00 – 9:30am Introductions & Overview Welcome: WCU Associate Provost, Darla Spence Coffey
9:30 – 10:30am Dr. Peter Bardaglio Keynote Presentation
Dr. Bardaglio is the co-author of Boldly Sustainable: Hope and Opportunity for Higher Education in the Age of Climate Change and coordinator of the Tompkins County Climate Protection Initiative (TCCPI), a multi-sector effort in the Ithaca, NY area to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Dr. Bardaglio is a member of the Senior Council of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), a Senior Advisor to Second Nature, and former Provost and VP of Academic Affairs at Ithaca College, where he helped launch the college's nationally recognized sustainability initiative.
10:30 – 10:45am Break
10:45 – 11:45am Workshop led by Dr. Peter Bardaglio
11:45 – 12:30pm Lunch
12:30 – 1:15pm Lunchtime Keynote
Ms. Leslie Billhymer, Senior Research Associate, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania
Ms. Billhymer has co-taught a course with Mark Alan Hughes at UPenn titled Sustainability in Action. According to one glowing article about the course, “students were charged with defining the city’s opportunities to go green and then developing sustainable solutions.”
1:15 – 2:15 Presentations by Representatives from Regional Colleges/Universities
What are faculty doing to engage students in sustainability and climate change?
Dr. Neil Leary, Director, Center for Sustainability Education, Dickinson College
Dr. Leary was one of the leaders of the 2001 report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which was a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, and continues to be active in the work of the IPCC. He was also one of the leaders of Dickinson College’s Fall 2011 Global Climate Change Africa Mosaic, an intensive, interdisciplinary semester of study and research that featured field research at the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the United Nations Framework Convention (UNFCCC) in Durban, South Africa.
Dr. Scott Gratson, Director of Undergraduate Studies in Temple University’s School of Communications and Theater and the Director for the Interdisciplinary Communications program. Students in Dr. Gratson’s Communication Studies 1111 course “were put to the task when asked to focus on Sustainability on campus and how it relates to Media and Communication foundations.” Read an article about the course here.
Other presenters TBA
2:15 – 3:15pm Breakout Sessions led by the Regional Presenters
3:15 – 4:00pm The ACUPCC and Education for Sustainability and Climate Change
How can we help each other make progress on integrating sustainability and climate change into the curriculum?
- Learn from an international scholar and sustainability leader
- Hear what colleagues are doing at WCU and in the region
- Spend a day collaborating and developing ideas for the courses you teach
- Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and post-workshop socializing!
For updates and more information, visit the Event Page
The Workshop is made possible in part by a WCU Pedagogy for Engagement Grant and is co-sponsored by WCU’s Office of Sustainability, the Joint Sustainability Task, Group, and the Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Consortium (PERC). These events are intended to help WCU meet its commitment to make climate neutrality and sustainability a part of the curriculum and other educational experience for all students. Learn more about the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment here: www.presidentsclimatecommitment.org.