Academics: Sustainability Faculty Scholars

The Sustainability Faculty Scholars program identifies, supports, and recognizes faculty who are interested in incorporating or enhancing a focus on sustainable principles and practices in their courses, and exploring a range of pedagogies to develop this theme. We encourage applicants to consider Sustainability broadly. Focus may fall under any of the "three pillars" of Environmental, Social, and Economic Sustainability.

Participants are selected through an application process. Each participant identifies a course that he or she would like to create or modify to include a sustainability component. Through the scholars program, the faculty member is provided with support for course development, including relevant sustainability resources and pedagogies. Ideally, the new or revised course is taught the following academic year.

Application Form.  Applications are due October 27, 2017.

The program was developed by Janet MacFall, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Biology and Director of the Center for Environmental Studies; Michael Strickland, Lecturer in English; Pam Kiser, Watts/Thompson Professor, Professor of Human Service Studies and Distinguished University Professor; and Peter Felten, Assistant Provost and Director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning. 

The program has had participants from diverse disciplines including art, biology, business administration, business law, communications, computing sciences, engineering, English, exercise science, geography, health and human performance, history, leisure and sports management, physics and sociology. Here are a few examples of faculty and their courses that have integrated sustainability.

Contact Samantha DiRosa, Faculty Fellow for Sustainability and Associate Professor of Art and Environmental Studies, with any questions.

Faculty members doing sustainability-related work, Sustainability Scholars and otherwise, may be able to identify funding sources on the Faculty Funding site.