Workshop Program

Monday, June 19, 2006
Thinking Sustainability Across the Curriculum: Sustainability in Individual Courses

Location: Buntrock Commons 142, St. Olaf Campus Map,
8:30 Coffee, tea and gathering: book table
9:00 Overview of workshop and introductions (Jim Farrell and Suzanne Savanick)
9:15 Reading discussion: Developing Ecological Literacy
10:30 Break
10:45 St. Olaf Woods walk (Kathy Shea)
11:45 Cafeteria tour and lunch (Katie McKenna)
1:00 Resource person I: "Introduction to the Cannon River Watershed" (Dave Legvold)
1:30 Small group discussion: integrating ecology/place of Northfield area into courses
2:30 Resource person II: Social/Cultural Dimensions of Sustainability
3:00 Break and snack
3:15 Small group discussion: discussing the possibilities for integrating sustainability into our courses
4:00 Whole group reflection and synthesis
4:45 Goals for Day II and Wrap Up of Day I

Homework: Refine Course Activity

Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Sustainability and Pedagogy—Sustainability in the Whole Curriculum

8:30 Coffee, Tea and Gathering; book table (all participants)
9:00 Announcements, overview of the day
9:05 Campus Ecology at St. Olaf and Carleton (Pete Sandberg, Dave Holman and Jason Lord)
9:45 Small group discussion; brainstorming of campus sustainability issues
10:15 Break
10:30 Carleton College President Oden Welcomes Attendees
10:35 Higher education, sustainability and learning outcomes (Farrell and Savanick)
11:15 Working groups report
12:00 Lunch
12:45 St. Olaf Prairie walk (Gene Bakko)
2:00 Exemplary projects and assignments (Jim Farrell)
2:30 Break
2:45 Small group and/or individual reflection/collection of workshop insights, sharing our own good assignments; developing an action plan
4:00 Whole group reflection and discussion of ongoing activity and needs, plus evaluation of workshop

Between June and August—faculty: write course module on sustainability; or staff: identify student sustainability research opportunities with your organization.

Monday, August 28, 2006
Follow-up Meeting

9:00 Carleton Arboretum Tour. We will meet at the Carleton Recreation Center parking lot (located in the upper right-hand corner of the this Carleton Campus Map)
10:30 Carleton Wind Turbine Tour. We will carpool from the Rec Center Parking lot to the turbine site.
12:00 Lunch at St. Olaf, Buntrock 144 (two doors down from our last room).
1:00 Reports on syllabi, assignments, opportunites etc.