Social Action in Response to Climate Change
- develop a syllabus for one of your courses that includes a social action component;
- participate in a nine-session webinar series (generally held on Friday around noon) led by Dr. Scott Myers-Lipton and Bobby Hackett from the Bonner Foundation for about 20 faculty and staff on best practices of social action;
- teach the course in the next year;
- submit a Tower Foundation appointment form for your hours developing and implementing the completion of the course.
The Bonner Foundation is pleased to announce the 2021-22 Social Action Course Development Webinar Series, and encourages all interested faculty and staff to apply. We welcome faculty and staff who are interested in incorporating a social action project into an existing course, a new course, or into a non-credit, co-curricular workshop series.
In the model of teaching social action we will use, students have the opportunity to advocate for a change in policy in a campaign they launch during the semester (or continue from a prior semester). These policy change campaigns are chosen by the students and generally address a rule, regulation, norm, or practice of an institution, whether on campus or in the community. This Social Action Course Development Webinar Series is connected to a larger effort to mainstream the teaching of social action with an experiential approach at colleges across the nation (https://www.bonner.org/social-action-course-initiative-launched). Out of this work to train faculty, staff, and students (for student-led courses), people have developed 15 social action classes and co-curricular experiences that will be taught across the country this academic year.
The Social Action Course Development Webinar Series starts on Friday October 15 at 3:30-4:45 pm EST, and will meet weekly throughout the semester, with one final get together on January 21st. If you are interested in joining this year's cohort, please use this Google Form to apply.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 9:18 AM