Get paid to go green: Environmental committee, CATL team to offer funds for teaching sustainability

The Environmental Sustainability committee, in collaboration with the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL), announces a faculty development opportunity for the 2014-15 academic year.

Given that UW-Green Bay is Eco U and the new general education requirements beginning in Fall 2014 include a 3-credit sustainability component, the purpose of this opportunity is to integrate sustainability concepts within a wide variety of UW-Green Bay courses so the learning outcomes from sustainability-specific courses can be applied in courses that are not typically viewed as sustainability-related (e.g., humanities, arts, mathematics, computer science, professional programs, etc.).

Ultimately, the goal is to create a critical mass of teaching faculty who integrate sustainability into at least one of their courses so that UW-Green Bay graduates will have had multiple opportunities to learn about the importance of sustainability.

  • The first part of this opportunity is to attend a half-day workshop in August 2014 (likely the morning of Thursday, Aug. 21) to enhance the teaching faculty’s understanding and skills in integrating sustainability into their courses.
  • Applicants for the workshop are encouraged to attend with another colleague from their department.
  • Individuals would be paid a stipend ($50) for attending the workshop and another stipend ($200) for planning, implementing and assessing a sustainability-related project in a 2014-15 course.
  • Eligible participants are all faculty and teaching staff who teach at least three courses within the 2014-15 academic year.
  • There is funding for only 20 participants.

During Fall 2014 or Spring 2015, each participant will develop and implement an activity, project or some other means for integrating at least one sustainability concept into one of his or her courses. The plan will be assessed through the creation of an artifact, such as examples of student work, photos, a reflective paper or similar item. To be paid the second stipend, an individual must submit documentation of planning, implementing and assessing.

If you have questions or wish to sign up, contact Scott Ashmann, environmental sustainability chairperson, at or 465-2052.

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