Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 79.45
Liaison Lindsey Kalkbrenner
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2020

STARS v2.2

Santa Clara University
IN-6: Center for Sustainability Across the Curriculum

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Chad Raphael
Professor and Faculty Associate, Curriculum Development and Transformation
Communication and Center for Sustainability
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A brief description of the institution’s professional development opportunities on sustainability in the curriculum:

Santa Clara University is an AASHE Center for Sustainability Across the Curriculum. We held our first workshop as an AASHE Center in June 2019. 2019’s workshop had 23 participants; 14 from SCU. The one-day workshop focused on experiential and community-based learning; using the campus as a living lab for teaching sustainability; and linking courses to the mission and strategic plan of the faculty member's university, especially in Jesuit and Catholic institutions. In 2020, we will add a special focus on environmental justice.

Since 2007, SCU has offered professional development workshops for 142 faculty members who want to revise an existing course or design a new one to include sustainability. Modeled after Geoff Chase and Peggy Bartlett's Sustainability Across the Curriculum workshops, our "Penstemon Project" workshops introduce a host of teaching resources and offer individualized support, while recognizing that faculty members are the experts in their fields. Participants receive a stipend for submitting a revised (or new) syllabus.

Have academic staff from other institutions participated in the professional development opportunities on sustainability with the previous three years?:

Website URL where information about the sustainability-oriented training for academic staff is available:
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