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CTE Power Lunch on Teaching About Sustainability, 12:30-1:45pm

Center for Teaching Excellence, Thomas Cooper Library, Room 511
Apr 5, 2011
Do you have an interest in somehow incorporating environmental responsibility into your classes? The topic of sustainability is more and more on the minds of students these days, and is a focus for the leading edge campuses across the nation. Some recent studies have shown that sustainability initiatives by faculty have led to increased research, publications and interdisciplinary efforts. It doesn?t matter what you teach, you can learn to integrate sustainability topics into your subject area. Come hear from 3 USC faculty members who have already taken steps to integrate sustainability into their existing courses, as well as learn about upcoming opportunities on campus to assist faculty in these efforts. Lunch will be provided. Registration is required to participate in this Power Lunch. Please register by March 31 online at http://www.sc.edu/cte/power/sustainability/, by email cte@sc.edu, or phone 803-777-8322. About the Panelists: Kevin Elliott, Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy, has developed a course that centers around ethical issues related to food production and consumption. With this class, he is collaborating with community members and USC Honors College students to develop a Plant a Row for the Hungry gardening campaign in Columbia. David Whiteman, Associate Professor of Political Science and Faculty Principal of the Green Quad, has integrated sustainability into courses on political communication, political thought and legislative studies, such as in his undergraduate courses on Green Politics and Green Explorations. Virginia Shervette, Assistant Professor of the Department of Environmental Health and Sciences, integrates sustainability as it relates coastal management and public health issues for land-use planning and policies, exemplified in her Oceans and Man, as well as her Environmental Pollution & Health undergraduate courses. This seminar is co-sponsored by Sustainable Carolina and the Center for Teaching Excellence. For more information, visit http://www.sc.edu/cte.