Integrating Sustainability into Curriculum
Are you a faculty member of the University of Saskatchewan interested in integrating sustainability into your curriculum, but unsure of where to start?
Starting in 2015 the Office of Sustainability has collaborated with the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness and the Regional Centre of Expertise for Sustainability in Higher Education to offer a professional development workshop for faculty who wish to integrate sustainability concepts into their existing curriculum. The workshop, titled Greening the Curriculum, is generally held in May at the University of Saskatchewan. For more information, please visit our dedicated page.
Faculty participating in this professional development will be eligible for small grants to assist in the implementation of the changes to their curriculum. The terms and application procedures for these grants are currently being developed and should be available next in the spring of 2016. For more information, please contact Margret Asmuss.
Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development in Saskatchewan (RCE Saskatchewan)
The Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) program is an initiative of the United Nations University-Institute of Advanced Studies to help advance the U.N. “Decade of Education for Sustainable Development” (2005-2014). RCEs allow local organizations engaged in Education for Sustainable Development to collaborate with one another, and to link up with other RCEs around the world. This means collaboration among elementary schools, high schools, universities and technical institutes. Regions identify their own sustainability issues and develop educational activities that focus on these issues, which are all documented and researched.
RCE Saskatchewan involves academic faculty and employees from several higher education institutions in our province, including the University of Saskatchewan.
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
The University of Saskatchewan is a member of AASHE which provides resources, professional development, and a network of support to enable institutions of higher education to model and advance sustainability in everything they do, from governance and operations to education and research.
The AASHE website has many education and research resources for faculty. (Note that some resources are available to members only. Anyone with a usask.ca email address can set up a profile and then access all resources.)