Certificate Update, Fall 2016
If you are looking for more details on the certificate, please read the certificate requirements and browse the other pages of our website.
A few quick facts
- The Sustainability Certificate was officially approved and activated in the spring of 2016.
- Currently, more than 45 students are enrolled in the program, and we’ve already had 3 graduates!
- We held our first orientation on August 31st at the Founder's Garden. Read about the gathering and see photos here.
- We have 21 students in our first Sustainability Seminar taught by Kevin Kirsche and Ron Balthazor.
- We have a new, short PowerPoint about the Certificate, a more detailed version for faculty, and one for students that anyone is welcome to use.
Ways for students to get involved
- Apply and get started
- Take the Sustainability Seminar (FCID4200/6200) available every spring and fall.
- Take a Sustainability focused course (we will be posting a list soon).
- Read the pages under the Students tab above or make an appointment with the director (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Check out all the great work at the Office of Sustainability.
- Come to the Semester in Review.
Ways for faculty to get involved
- Teach a course - If you would like to nominate a course for inclusion in the program, please send a brief description of the course, including its place in the certificate requirements (e.g. anchor), as well as a current syllabus to email@example.com. The Advisory Board will consider additions to the course lists every spring and fall.
- Participate in the Office of Sustainability's Faculty Development Workshop or its Faculty Learning Community.
- Mentor a capstone - All students are required to complete a three-credit-hour project, known as the capstone project. Capstone projects provide an opportunity for students to apply classroom learning to hands-on sustainability challenges. A capstone can take the form of an applied project in the student’s given area of interest (e.g. exhibition, research, community-based programs, public policy development, social entrepreneurship, or an internship). If you are interested in serving as a capstone mentor, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Help spread the word about the certificate within your home department; we can send you posters, bookmarks, or digital banners to run on closed circuit TVs. We’re also available to come and meet with your faculty to give an overview of the certificate and answer any questions.
- If you are teaching a certificate course or a sustainability-related course in spring 2017, please send a course announcement to email@example.com. We’ll post a list of spring courses to our student listserv and to the website.
- Support our students by attending our spring certificate orientation is Feb. 15th at 4pm. We would like for as many faculty to participate as possible.
Thanks for all of the great work you do to promote sustainability!
Ron Balthazor, Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Talley Vodicka, Administrative Specialist
Julie Delose, Graduate Intern
Nirav Ilango, Intern