Join the Fifth Cohort of the Sustainability Faculty Learning Community. Applications due Sept 16

Become a Sustainability Faculty Fellow!
Are you interested in shaping one of your classes around a topic in sustainability or integrating sustainability into a component of your course?  Are you an employee who would like to integrate sustainability into one of the programs you manage or operate?  Do you want to meet and develop coursework and programs with colleagues in other departments and local community partners who share your interest in sustainability?
The SUNY New Paltz Sustainability Faculty Learning Community invites you to apply to become a part of SUNY New Paltz’s fifth cohort of Sustainability Faculty Fellows.  We anticipate that all programs will be virtual.  As a Sustainability Faculty Fellow you will:
  • Learn how to incorporate sustainability topics and material into your existing courses and programs
  • Participate in SFLC virtual fall and spring workshops and the 2-day virtual January Institute on January 11 & 12
  • Meet and work with academic and professional faculty from other departments to develop ideas for new coursework and programs
  • Have access to the experience of alumni of the SFLC program who have already infused sustainability into the courses they currently teach
  • Earn a small stipend ($250) while helping to move the campus toward more sustainable practices
We will be accepting up to fifteen new academic and professional faculty into our learning community for the fifth year of the program.  Over the course of the academic year 2020-21, fellows are expected to integrate sustainability into an existing course, create a new sustainability-related course (which can be co-taught), or integrate sustainability into a campus program.
Applications are due on Wednesday, September 16, 2020.
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Program Testimonials

“The final presentations [of revised syllabi and programs] were such a wonderful illustration of the varied approaches to presenting sustainability as well as an inspiring view of the work of disparate departments and individuals”
“Connecting with other people on campus was valuable and I found it engaging to hear about the work others were doing”
“I enjoyed connecting with other like-minded faculty across campus”
“I really valued the opportunity to work with faculty outside of my department and to learn from their expertise and teaching ideas. The interdisciplinary nature of this program is a huge strength”
“I appreciate the broad definition of sustainability that is represented in this program”
“For someone like me who came into the program with no idea how to incorporate sustainability into my course, I will say that this program is extremely valuable and improve my skills”

What do we mean by “sustainability?”

Sustainability has three dimensions: social, economic, and environmental dimensions.  During this program, we introduce multiple frameworks for sustainability including…
– The Brundtland Definition of Sustainable Development from the Brundtland Report, Our Common Future
– The Earth Charter
– Kate Raworth’s Doughnut Model of Social and Planetary Boundaries
– Project Drawdown’s Climate Solutions
– The Global Goals for Sustainable Development
– Julian Agyeman’s Just Sustainabilities
– Movement Generation’s Just Transition
– John Elkington’s Triple Bottom Line: People, Planet, and Profit
Other themes explored during the program include change agency, systems thinking, and regional partnerships to develop applied, experiential learning opportunities.
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From Sustainability Faculty Learning Community Co-Coordinators
Michael Asbill, Art Department ~ Sculpture
Mike Boms, Biology
Will Hong, Digital Media and Journalism
Katie Hunt, Communication
Joshua Korenblat, Art Department ~ Graphic Design
Lisa Mitten, Office of Campus Sustainability
Andrea Varga, Theater Arts
Sarah Wyman, English ~ Faculty Development Center & English