Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.57
Liaison Katie Koscielak
Submission Date April 11, 2023

STARS v2.2

Cal Poly Humboldt
IN-6: Center for Sustainability Across the Curriculum

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Jennifer Ortega
Sustainability Faculty Fellow
Office of Provost
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A brief description of the institution’s professional development opportunities on sustainability in the curriculum:
Spring 2022
Faculty Learning Community on Climate Change & Resiliency
CSU Systemwide collaboration (6 participating campuses, including Cal Poly Humboldt)
Goals: With a focus on climate change & resilience, modify course curriculum, network with colleagues doing similar work, and design pedagogy that invokes solutions
6 Cal Poly Humboldt faculty participants; 61 participants total across CSU
What did the institution materially or financially invest in this program?: Stipends for participants who provided required evidence of modifications to their course
Workshop was led by Chico State Faculty Mark Stemen with significant planning collaboration from Humboldt Sustainability Officer Katie Koscielak, and other Sustainability Officers across the CSU system.

January 2023
Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop
Description: Cal Poly Humboldt hosted a workshop on how to integrate sustainability across the curriculum. The workshop is for faculty members from Cal Poly Humboldt who are planning to include a module on sustainability in an existing course or to develop a new course module with a sustainability focus. A certain number of spots will be reserved for them. Other CSU sustainability coordinators, analysts and staff are invited to participate in the workshop to learn how to facilitate a workshop with their faculty on their campus.
>>Agenda: The 2-day in person workshop was designed to infuse sustainability across the curriculum. Faculty will be engaged in several different kinds of activities. These included small group discussion, brief presentations, and opportunities to spend some time in a natural setting. Resource experts were invited to present information, raise questions to spark more ideas with workshop participants.
>>Through an intensive two days of presentations, exercises, discussions, reflection, and planning, participants became familiar with the philosophy of change in higher education developed through the Ponderosa Project at Northern Arizona University and adapted at Emory in the Piedmont Project. Readings and organizational materials were provided.
>>Participants will:
· experience a range of workshop strategies
· hear local experts
· enjoy outdoor place-based activities
· dialogue with faculty/staff from around the state
· adapt the Piedmont/Ponderosa model to their own campuses
· reflect on their own roles in the transformation of higher education
>>Facilitator: Dr. Geoffrey Chase
Dr. Geoffrey Chase has served as Provost at CSU Channel Islands, Dean of Undergraduate Studies and the Director of the Center for Regional Sustainability at San Diego State University and Vice President of the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). At San Diego State, he played key roles in establishing the Weber University Honors College, the Center for Regional Sustainability, and programs supporting undergraduate research, assessment of student learning, academic scholarships, community-based service learning, and faculty development aimed at increasing student completion, success, and achievement. He lectures widely on improving graduation rates, sustainability in higher education and offers workshops on institutional change, leadership, and sustainability.
>>Dates and information:
Workshop took place January 10-11, 2023.
Day 1 9:30am-5:00pm; Day 2 9:30am – 4:30pm.
Participants were expected to attend both days of the two-day workshop.
Continental breakfast and lunch was served.
Location: Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, 220 Stamps Ln, Arcata, CA 95521
Cost: No cost for the workshop.
>>Attendees: 8 participants joined the workshop from 5 CSU campuses spanning disciplines of History, Chemistry, Business, Religious Studies, Environmental Studies, and Geography, among others.

For more information on the FLC on Integrating Sustainability, please visit: http://ctl.humboldt.edu/content/flc-integrating-sustainability

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See Agenda for 2023 Sustainability Across the Curriculum at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1i_CXc8lNTngvAW8UGMO63KpAoDSQUW1M/view?usp=sharing

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