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Faculty Learning Community on Integrating Sustainability

Interested in integrating sustainability into your curriculum but not sure where to begin? Have you heard about the new Equity and Social Justice/Sustainability and Environmental Awareness institutional learning outcomes (ILOs 1 and 2) and not sure how you might teach to them? Or, do you already have some sustainability content in your courses but you are interested in going further?

By participating in the 2020 Faculty Learning Community (FLC) on Integrating Sustainability, faculty will explore and reflect on a variety of strategies and practices applicable to all disciplines and programs. We will interact with an interdisciplinary group of colleagues to develop, implement, assess, and share the results of our work. Along the way, we will:

  • Acquire skills and knowledge in sustainability through collaborative study, expertise exchange, and professional dialogue

  • Explore sustainability resources from the campus to the community and beyond

  • Participate in a variety of instructional strategies to foster sustainability teaching 

  • See Campus as a Living Lab for teaching & learning sustainability


Jennifer Ortega, Faculty in Recreation Admin. and Environmental Science & Management

Morgan King, Climate Action Analyst in the Office of Sustainability 

Enoch Hale, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)

Who should participate? 

  • Faculty from any discipline

  • Open to the novice and the seasoned practitioner 


  • February, two meetings

  • March, two meetings

  • April, one meeting + Teaching Excellence Symposium


  • Participate in five meetings in Spring 2020

  • Develop a unit, module or activity on sustainability or a sustainability challenge for your course or create a poster to present at the Teaching Excellence Symposium, interview sustainability practitioner, write up case study, or other agreed-upon deliverable

  • Share results of  integrating sustainability in your teaching 

  • Participate in the FLC pre- and post-survey   


  • A small stipend upon completion of assigned deliverables and attendance of all meetings. The exact amount will be determined once the number of participants is finalized

  • Earn a sustainability designation for your course, which will appear in the course catalog

  • Access to sustainability practitioners on and off-campus

  • Receive a participation letter for your file