Center for Sustainability presents first faculty development workshop

Penn State’s Center for Sustainability will host the first in a series of faculty development workshops from noon to 4 p.m. on Dec. 16, in room 315 of the Rider Building. Lunch and networking will begin promptly at 11:30 a.m.

This workshop is designed to help faculty build partnerships around sustainability, access sustainability-related resources, and explore new and innovative ways to integrate sustainability into their courses. Faculty from all disciplines are encouraged to attend.

Participants can expect discussions of:

  • -- The new STARS sustainability reporting at Penn State
  • -- Emerging opportunities to contribute to university-wide sustainability efforts
  • -- The complexities of planning for a globally sustainable future
  • -- The challenge of defining sustainability

Penn State’s responsibility to help transform global society by:

  • -- effectively communicating across cultural and disciplinary lines
  • -- viewing global challenges from multiple perspectives
  • -- deeply investigating the consequences of our actions; even those which are not immediately visible

“Penn State as an institution is taking on the challenges of sustainability more comprehensively than ever before,” said associate director Sue Barsom. “Our level of success will be directly correlated with the level of faculty participation.”

“The challenges we face are so complex,” said research associate Neil Brown. “The only way we’ll develop solutions is by engaging every discipline at this university.”

To register for this free event, visit http://tinyurl.com/35mklko online.

For more information regarding the workshop, please contact Brown at neb141@psu.edu or Barsom shb2@psu.edu.

Last Updated January 13, 2011