AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum Faculty Workshop at CHESC
Monday, June 26th, from 9am to 2pm
California Sustainability in Higher Education Sustainability Conference
Mosher Alumni House, Board Room
$65 for participants who are also registered for the CHESC Conference.
Coffee/tea, lunch and take-home resources provided.
Climate change and sustainability are critical concerns for the future of human civilizations. Incorporating these concepts and approaches into higher education curricula can be as simple as adding a field trip, module or case study to your course syllabus. This workshop will provide peer-to-peer support for faculty who wish to add sustainability or climate change education to an existing course. We will brainstorm pedagogical approaches, share suggestions and resources. Faculty from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Participants are required to bring a syllabus for the course they wish to update to the workshop.
Mark Stemen is President and the Chair of the Board of the Butte Environmental Council, as well as a professor of Geography and Planning at CSU, Chico, where he teaches environmental courses in sustainability and civic engagement. Known to his students as ‘Dr. Mark,’ he is well recognized on the campus for his work with students and the community on issues of sustainability. Under his direction, students completed a campus sustainability assessment, as well as greenhouse gas inventories for CSU, Chico, Butte Community College, and the City of Chico. He and his students recently developed two community gardens for the City of Chico, as well as plan for an expanded Saturday Farmers Market. Currently his students are working with staff at the City of Chico and Butte County to integrate future climate scenarios into their respective General Plans. In 2008, Stemen was named “Sustainability Champion” at the Seventh Annual California Higher Education Sustainability Conference, and he is a co-founder (with his students) of the This Way to Sustainability Conference at CSU, Chico.
Ronnie D. Lipschutz is Professor of Politics and Provost of Rachel Carson College at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he has been a faculty member since 1990. Lipschutz received his Ph.D. in Energy and Resources from UC-Berkeley in 1987 and an SM in Physics from MIT in 1978. Between 1978 and 1989, he worked at the Union of Concerned Scientists, the Massachusetts Audubon Society, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment and Security (which he co-founded). Since 2006, he has been an active participant in interdivisional collaboration around sustainability. As Provost of Rachel Carson College, he supervises an interdisciplinary minor in Sustainability Studies designed to train and prepare students for the green economy and society of the future.
Shauna Casey is Sustainability Program Manager at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Shauna has a Master’s Degree in Natural Resources Policy and Behavior from the University of Michigan and over two decades of experience creating environmental education programming in higher education and for museums, farm and wilderness programs, Cooperative Extension and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. At UC Santa Cruz, she developed the Sustainability Certificate Program for employees, the Green Office Certification Program and the Provost’s Sustainability Internship Program, all of which draw upon the unique resources of the campus as a living laboratory for student learning.