In order to increase the sustainability literacy of the students at Wittenberg University, this interdisciplinary team of faculty employed community-based service learning projects, materials developed for a first-year student seminar, and professional development for faculty to address sustainability in their courses. Nearly two-thirds of students at Wittenberg now participate in curricular or co-curricular activities focused on sustainability. In addition, about a quarter of Wittenberg faculty have participated in these curriculum development opportunities.Learn more about Wittenberg's
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About the Program
We aim to increase sustainability literacy through the implementation of InTeGrate sustainability modules, the development of sustainability curriculum for the First Year Seminar, and creating curricular linkages with co-curricular and community partners. Our ongoing effort features building linkages needed for sustainability curricular growth and community sustainability problem solving. This is especially important in small institutions (e.g. other 4 year liberal arts colleges) where resources for curriculum changes are limited.
- Embed high-impact geoscience sustainability modules in established courses across a breadth of disciplines
- Broaden student participation in sustainability through implementation of sustainability modules across disciplines at Wittenberg and nearby institutions
- Create deep learning opportunities in sustainability through program development across the Wittenberg experience including the First Year Experience, programming, and course-based projects with community partners