Applications for course (re)design workshop now being accepted

Published: February 18, 2021

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All Auburn University faculty are invited to apply for the Academic Sustainability Program’s 2021 Fall Line Course (Re)Design Workshop to be held May 3-7. Facilitators from the Sustainability Program and the Biggio Center for Teaching and Learning will work closely with a small group of participants to develop undergraduate-level classes that focus on themes of racial, social and/or environmental justice. These courses will qualify as electives in the Sustainability Studies Minor, a designation that will assist faculty in attracting an eager audience of engaged and motivated students.

Appropriate course topics include the full range of sustainability-related issues as defined by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Faculty interested in teaching on subjects of poverty, hunger, health, gender, racial equity, community resilience, peace and justice, strong institutions and public-private partnerships are particularly encouraged to apply.

Facilitators will provide resources and guidance to help faculty think through the goals of their courses and how to convey that information to students. Participants will learn about existing campus resources, review sample syllabi and course outlines, hear from students about their experiences and think about how to incorporate service-learning and experiential-learning components into their classrooms.

Participants will receive an award of $1000 for successful completion of the program. In order to receive the full award, participants must teach their course within two years; accordingly, approval by a department head or chair will be required for all successful applicants. Preference for participation will be given to instructors who plan to revise or develop a course that will be taught during the 2021-2022 academic year and to those affiliated with departments or colleges that are underrepresented in the Sustainability Studies minor.

Applications are due March 15, 2021. Click here to apply.

Submitted by: Victoria Santos