The application window is open from April 22, 2016 to May 16, 2016.
Application form HERE: http://goo.gl/forms/VZGIsMzbZo
Proposals will be reviewed by a librarian, a faculty member, the Campus Sustainability Manager and a representative from TEFD.
Successful applicants will be notified of fellow selection by May 27, 2016.
The SCF application includes a question on integrating library resources and services into your course.
Examples might include: invite a librarian to class to teach research strategies and tools, bring your class to Special Collections and University Archives, build a course assignment around a licensed library database or subject guide, or enhance your pedagogy with the Information Literacy Framework. These are only suggestions; other approaches most welcome.
Toby Applegate firstname.lastname@example.org
GEO 102: The Human Landscape
Alison Bates email@example.com
NRC490S Sustainable Systems: Evaluating Local Solutions
Sarah Berquist firstname.lastname@example.org
STOCKSCH 100 Botany for Gardeners
Boone Sheare email@example.com
Fall: STOCKSCH 198R Real Food Practicum
Spring: ANTHRO Developing course on sustainable development discourse, politics, potential
Lorraine Cordeiro firstname.lastname@example.org
NUTR 578: Nutritional Issues in Developing Countries
Krystal Pollitt email@example.com
Environmental Health Sciences
PUBHLTH397BH: Air Pollution and Health
Amilcar Shabazz firstname.lastname@example.org
African American Studies
AFROAM 222 Black Church In America
Razvan Sibii email@example.com
w/ Heath Hatch firstname.lastname@example.org
Cross-listed, experimental course on Water
Margaret Vickery email@example.com
ARCH 370, Jr Year Writing and FFYS 197Arch, Art of Infrastructure
Planning Team – see reverse
SCF Planning Team
Ezra Small, Facilities firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Hamin, LARP email@example.com
Darci Maresco, School of Earth & Sustainability firstname.lastname@example.org
Mei Shih, Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development email@example.com
Madeleine Charney, Libraries firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sustainability Curriculum Fellowship (SCF) is a year-long interdisciplinary fellowship program. It was established in 2013 (as the Sustainability Curriculum Initiative) to enable UMass faculty to cultivate teaching excellence in sustainability.The SCF is supported by the Chancellor’s Sustainability Advisory Committee, UMass Amherst Libraries, the Campus Sustainability Manager, Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development (TEFD), and sustainability-engaged faculty. Over the past three years, 30 faculty members from across 18 disciplines have participated in the SCF, including: Chemistry, Education, Engineering, Environmental Conservation, Isenberg School of Management, Journalism, Judaic and Near Eastern Studies, Resource Economics and others. Past fellows can be seen here: http://bit.ly/1Svwal1
Up to 10 faculty members will be selected to join the SCF fellows program. Fellows receive a $1,000 professional development grant along with a range of support services for a sustainability course. SCF Fellows attend monthly forums to discuss pedagogy, course redesign, and learn about library and campus sustainability resources. SCF Fellows will also share best practices through teaching demonstrations, a Moodle forum and participating in occasional sustainability site visits on campus.
Full and part-time faculty, including instructors who plan to teach a sustainability-related course either fall 2016 or spring 2017. Applicants must demonstrate interest in, and commitment to sustainability and active, student-centered learning.
The SCF provides the following incentives:
A $1,000 grant to support professional development efforts related to re-designing an existing course to add/augment sustainability and active, student-centered learning
Access to one-on-one and group consultation
Access to campus partners’ resources
Attend monthly 2-hour meetings that will be held on Fridays, 12:30-2:30 (with some flexibility possible). Participants must attend at least 80% of meetings to receive a full stipend. Half of the stipend will be deposited into the faculty member’s professional development fund in September; the other half will be deposited once the 80% attendance mark is met.
Revise a course syllabus or curriculum to include/augment sustainability topics and library resources.
Present a brief teaching demonstration to the group
Participate in online discussions in Moodle Forum
Deposit a lesson, unit, or course resource in the SCF repository
Complete a feedback form at the end of the year
Clarity of goals, design and implementation
Potential impact of project outcomes on sustainability curriculum and student learning
Potential to apply to future courses
Questions: Madeleine Charney email@example.com or 577-0784