Faculty Resources

Sustainability is a topic critical for 21st century citizens to understand, regardless of field or profession. To assist our faculty, we create and share development opportunities and resources.

Eight Ways to Integrate Sustainability into Your Course

Adapted from The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
Aside from participating in energy conservation measures and proper waste reduction on campus, we hope faculty will consider helping to foster a true culture of sustainability by infusing it throughout the curriculum. Here are eight steps to include sustainable concepts across disciplines:

  1. Use sustainability examples to illustrate key concepts
  2. Develop assignments based on aspects of sustainability
  3. Assign readings focused on sustainability that correspond with course content
  4. Assign new projects to illustrate sustainability concepts covered in class
  5. Devote one section of the course to sustainability related concepts
  6. Develop a new course
  7. Use a guest speaker
  8. Go on a field trip. See this map for suggestions within walking or short driving distance of campus.

Student/Class Projects with Sustain Champlain 

A small staff and a long list of projects = plenty of opportunities for students to get involved with campus-based projects. These projects could be class research projects, independent studies, internships, etc. See the current project list (updated November 2014).

Need funding? Consider utilizing the Green Revolving Fund to move your class projects from theoretical to fully implemented. 

DAY-TO-DAY CLASSROOM GREENING TIPS

  • Utilize online submission option for assignments in Canvas - check out the "Canvas Roadshow" slides put together by Cheryl Casey (CCM faculty)
  • If printing is required:
    • Ask students to use .75" or 1" margins (many default settings are at 1.25")
    • Use 1.5 paragraph spacing instead of double spacing
    • Use 1-side clean scrap paper for drafts that are turned in
    • Print double sided
  • Encourage re-use of poster boards, etc. when possible

FURTHER RESOURCES