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Faculty Curriculum Development Workshop

Faculty Curriculum Development Workshop: Sustainability

An opportunity for all disciplines to infuse sustainability into courses

Sustainability Across the Disciplines

Faculty Curriculum Workshop

Wednesday, June 5th and Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Curriculum development workshop for faculty wishing to
integrate topics of environmental sustainability into their courses

Faculty from all disciplines are welcome to apply – we
encourage diverse perspectives!

To apply please contact Tanvi Gadhia: tanvig1@umbc.eduor visit

This workshop is provided
through support from the Office of the Provost and a BreakingGround
Community-Building Grant.

The workshop will offer concepts, detailed examples, and
materials useful for developing engaging new course content across the disciplines. Participants will collaborate to develop innovative course components that inspire critical thinking in students and address pressing environmental

Workshop facilitators and guest presenters will share a
range of models and resources for designing content that will engage students
with locally relevant issues, generate innovative research,
and encourage active ecological citizenship on campus and beyond.
            The ability to think critically and problem-solve around
sustainability is an increasingly essential and sought-after skill. We can empower our students to examine and address real concerns, through every
disciplinary lens.

Workshop Facilitators:

Rita Turner(Ph.D.,
UMBC) teaches for American Studies and Media and Communication Studies.Turner’s research looks at   interdisciplinary environmental education and the social foundations of   environmental problems. Turner has developed curriculum materials for   addressing questions of sustainability and has led faculty workshops on
teaching sustainability across content areas.
Steven McAlpine(Ed.M., Harvard) is assistant director of the
Interdisciplinary Studies Program, teaches upper-level interdisciplinary   courses, and has done extensive research on interdisciplinary education and   scholarship. In summer 2012 McAlpine conducted a successful workshop for UMBC   faculty from various disciplines in order to foster interdisciplinary
Tanvi Gadhia(M.S.
Candidate, Johns Hopkins) is UMBC’s Environmental Sustainability Coordinator,   and has an extensive background in environmental education, research, policy   advocacy and organizing. Gadhia has worked at the regional, national and   international levels on issues ranging from agricultural food systems to clean
energy and climate change.