Initial Publication Date: February 22, 2017

Sustainability Across the Curriculum

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Adapting InTeGrate Modules for Biology Courses and Online Courses
Wednesday, March 8th
9:00 am PT | 10:00 am MT | 11:00 am CT | 12:00 pm ET

Thursday, March 2nd

9:00 am PT | 10:00 am MT | 11:00 am CT | 12:00 pm ET

Presenters: Camelia Kantor (Claflin University) and Rachel Teasdale (California State University (CSU)–Chico)

This webinar is part of a series supporting teaching with InTeGrate principles, using InTeGrate-developed and curated materials as tools.


Sustainability is emerging as a central theme for teaching about the environment, whether it is from the perspective of science, economics, politics, or society. Teaching about sustainability creates an opportunity to connect classroom material to society. Camelia Kantor, Claflin University's InTeGrate Implementation Program leader, will discuss the importance of Earth Science content and awareness and how integrated and problem-based learning environments help contextualize the need for sustainability. Rachel Teasdale, CSU–Chico's Implementation Program leader, will discuss the Sustainability Pathway general education program and how data-rich and societally relevant teaching activities can be used in STEM and non-STEM courses. The webinar will include 30 minutes of presentations and 25 minutes of discussion. Participants are encouraged to both ask questions of the presenters and discuss their own experiences regarding sustainability across the curriculum.


At the end of this webinar, participants will have:

  • examples of programs that use sustainability course material across the curriculum in STEM and non-STEM courses
  • strategies for increasing integrated and problem-based learning environments that help contextualize the importance of sustainability
  • greater familiarity with InTeGrate principles and materials
  • new colleagues engaged in this work


Time - 9:00 am PT | 10:00 am MT | 11:00 am CT | 12:00 pm ET
- 1 hour
Format - Online web presentation via Adobe Connect web conference software with questions and discussion.
Go to the webinar technology page for information on using Adobe Connect.
Detailed instructions for joining the webinar will be emailed to registered participants one day prior to the webinar.

Registration is now closed.

Preparation - There is no advance preparation required for this webinar.

Please email Rory McFadden ( if you have any questions about this event.


Camelia Kantor, Social Sciences, Claflin University

Rachel Teasdale, Geological and Environmental Sciences, California State University–Chico


ITG webinar Sustainability Across the Curriculum (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 14.7MB Mar2 17)

1) Welcome and introductory remarks - Rory McFadden, SERC staff

2) CU-Integrated, Claflin University Implementation Program – Camelia Kantor

  • Overview of Claflin University Implementation Program
  • Importance of Earth Science concepts and awareness at minority serving institutions
  • Strengths and challenges of using InTeGrate modules
  • Integrated and problem-based learning environments
  • Sustaining institutional change beyond InTeGrate

3) Sustainability Project, CSU-Chico Implementation Program – Rachel Teasdale

  • Overview of the CSU–Chico Implementation Program
  • Description of the Sustainability Pathway General Education Program at CSU–Chico
  • Incorporating InTeGrate modules and lower and upper-division courses
  • Using InTeGrate activities that are data-rich and highlight societal implications in STEM and non-STEM courses

4) Reflections by participants

  • Prompt: What are barriers faced by faculty when trying to use sustainability to teach across the curriculum?
5) Synthetic remarks - final remarks by presenters

The conveners will reflect on the chat and each provide a synthetic remark. The chat and final remarks will be discussed further in the InTeGrate discussion thread. This online interest group is aimed at providing you with a platform for continuing discussion and exchanging ideas with your new colleagues about sustainability, as well as broader InTeGrate principles that will continue to be discussed throughout the webinar series.

6) Opportunities for further interaction – Rory McFadden

7) Webinar Evaluation


Click to watch the webinar screencast (MP4 Video 601.4MB Mar2 17).