We invite all WFU faculty to enhance teaching and engagement with sustainability issues by participating in the 2018 Magnolias Curriculum Project. No prior experience with sustainability-related issues in the classroom or in research is necessary, and faculty at all ranks and career stages are welcome!
We will accept applications for the May 2018 workshop through Wednesday, April 25, 2018. To apply, please send a short description (one paragraph maximum) of how you plan to change an existing course, or develop a new one, that will incorporate environmental and/or sustainability issues to Kim Couch at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, departmental affiliation, phone number and e-mail address.
This innovative approach to curricular change, modeled on the nationally renowned Piedmont Project (Emory University), provides faculty with an intellectually stimulating and collegial experience to pool their expertise.
The workshop explores how we can meaningfully integrate sustainability—broadly defined—into our classrooms. Although we start by taking a close look at Wake Forest University and the larger Piedmont region, we invite participants to engage in local to global comparisons.
The Magnolia Project kicks off with a two-day workshop in May that offers opportunities to extend research and teaching horizons across disciplines and create new networks with fellow colleagues. Following the workshop, faculty participants prepare discipline-specific course materials on their own over the summer. They reconvene in early August to discuss their insights and experiences. Participants receive a stipend of $500 upon completion of a new or revised syllabus.
Project participants agree to:
- Read some materials prior to the workshop
- Participate in the full 2-day workshop on May 16-17, 2018
- Commit time during the summer to prepare or revise a syllabus and submit it in August
- Report back to the group in August.