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About the Program
The program at Savannah State University used aggressive, abbreviated timelines totaling less than 18 months, to infuse Coastal Hazards-related InTeGrate materials into existing and new courses, to engage a broad range of faculty and students within and traditionally external to the geosciences, and to create opportunities for bridging SSU faculty to partnerships with other HBCU and non-HBCU institutions. Using the InTeGrate Coastal Hazards modules as a platform for the curricular/education components, CHARTing and CHARTing II have laid the educational foundation for participants (students, teachers, and others) to better address the coastal hazards and engage in the multi-pronged management of coastal hazards that should be grounded in effective communications, sound logistics, and strategic empowerment. These hinge upon the understanding and proper evaluation of the natural and anthropogenic challenges, the socioeconomic demographics and forcing, as well as limitations and predicted changes within each of these.
- Develop a pathway to help students better understand Environmental Justice issues associated with coastal risk and hazards
- Establish a certificate in Coastal Community Risks and Management, which involved the design of 2 new courses
- Develop a mechanism through which service learning projects, structured around Coastal Hazards, could be introduced using the InTeGrate module. This presentation format allowed for efficient training of students in the areas of coastal risk, management, and environmental justice
- Impact courses by facilitating the incorporation of Geoscience into a wide range of disciplines.
- Present/Publish findings of CHARTing
- Develop at least one new significant partnership with whom a draft proposal is prepared to promote continuing and broader impacts of CHARTing