Teaching and Learning

Infusing Sustainability Into the Curriculum

Do you want to help students bridge the gap between their personal conviction of living a sustainable life—and the manifestation of it?

Are you integrating sustainability concepts into your engineering courses for the first time and could benefit from a complete set of associated learning outcomes? 

Do you already work in the sustainable innovation space and want to increase the scope, impact, and value? 

Workshop: Infusing Sustainability Into the Curriculum

Engineering Unleashed and VentureWell

The Engineering Unleashed community and VentureWell present the Infusing Sustainability Into the Curriculum workshop. 

This virtual, synchronous workshop, which is part of the Teaching and Learning series, is designed to help faculty integrate key sustainability concepts, tools, and frameworks into existing engineering curricula. This will give students the essential knowledge, skills, and experiences to develop an entrepreneurial mindset (EM) and innovate with the planet in mind. 

The workshop will culminate with the launch of a year-long peer-to-peer Community of Practice and coaching process that is devoted to supporting your EM and sustainability-focused curricular change projects.

Event Information

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Dates: June 7-10, 2021

Location: Virtual 

Cost: $1500.00

Cancellation Policy: If a participant cancels within 30 days of a workshop, the Kern Family Foundation may invoice the institution for a $150 cancelation fee to cover materials and other unrecoverable costs.

Your Workshop Journey

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The workshop includes:

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What you will learn to do

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  • Incorporate sustainability-focused student learning outcomes into curriculum using the EM and EOP Frameworks. 
  • Teach key sustainability concepts, tools, and frameworks online or in person.
  • Enhance existing courses by integrating environmental metrics and methods as well as social, business, and teamwork skills into online or classroom activities through interactive learning experiences.
  • Develop student leadership and teamwork skills through hands-on, team-based collaborative experiences. 
  • Give students the knowledge, skills, and experience to bring a sustainability focus to their student work and future professional lives.

Key Deliverables

  • Develop a sustainability-focused Engineering Unleashed card that maps to both the EM and EOP Frameworks to be applied at your home institution and shared on the Engineering Unleashed website.
  • Assess and reflect on the effectiveness of hands-on experiences with sustainability tools and metrics.
  • Benefit from coaching support by participating in EM coaching calls.
  • Report out and share experiences and lessons learned with your workshop peers.
  • Develop a card on Engineering Unleashed that disseminates the faculty member’s individual project.

Competitive funding opportunities are available to those who successfully complete a faculty development program.