This is our minor.

It's going to be awesome.

 

Why shouldn't it be?

With the Pathways to Sustainability Minor, we're bringing together a wonderfully diverse group of classes and educators to leverage students' disciplinary backgrounds and broaden them with strategies and skills to examine, understand, change and save the world. Here's the plan:

PATHWAYS

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Students begin by taking a 2-course series that integrates social, ecological, and economic connections & dynamics.

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Students then take 1 course in each of 3 domains: Humanities, Environment, and Art & Design

DESTINATIONS

Seeking Sustainability 1

Seeking Sustainability 2

Community: With this minor, we are seeking to create a student-centered learning community where the intro-series, small course list, and capstone help to create many interactions and familiarities between students.

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HUMANITIES

Religion & Culture

Science, Technology & Society

History

Business Management

English

Crop & Soil Sciences

Geosciences

Fish & Wildlife

Forest Resources

ENVIRONMENT

ART & DESIGN

Architecture

Theatre Arts

Sustainable Biomaterials

Art & Art History

Geography / Cartography 

Students complete the minor with an integrative capstone course.

Practicing Sustainability

Skills: Through multiple paths, students will gain: (1) strategies to think about connections and change; (2) tools to evaluate context, objectivity, and subjectivity. and (3) experiences integrating and applying.

Learn more? 

Here we are.

Let's build a teaching and learning community.

The goal here is to get to know each other a little bit, to gain an appreciation for each other's teaching, and to have it inform our own efforts in the classroom.  Through our small efforts to connect ourselves and our classes, our students will come to see their curriculum as an integrated experience.

Find someone, reach out and pay a visit. It'll be fun. 

INTRO TO ACTING

THEATRE ARTS

ENGLISH

LITERATURE & ECOLOGY

INTERIOR DESIGN

GREG TEW

DESIGN APPRECIATION

GEOGRAPHY

LUKE JURAN

PRACTICING SUSTAINABILITY

VISUAL ARTS

SURV. HIST. WEST ART

MANAGEMENT

A.K. WARD BARTLETT

MULTICULTURAL DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS

RELIGION AND CULTURE

EMILY SATTERWHITE

INTRODUCTION TO APPALACHIAN STUDIES

CROP & SOIL ENV. SCIENCES

MATT EICK

FOREST RES. ENV. CONS.

SUSAN DAY

PLANTS & GREEN SPACES IN

URBAN COMMUNITIES

GEOGRAPHY

TIM BAIRD

PRACTICING SUSTAINABILITY

THEATRE ARTS

GREG JUSTICE

INTRO TO ACTING

RELIGION AND CULTURE

JOHN HENNEN

INTRODUCTION TO APPALACHIAN STUDIES

HISTORY

MARK BARROW

AMERICAN ENV. HISTORY

THEATRE ARTS

BOB LEONARD

INTRO TO ACTING

SUSTAINABLE BIOMATERIALS

BOB BUSH

PRINCIPLES OF PACKAGING

FISH & WILDLIFE CONS.

SARAH KARPANTY

PRINCIPLES OF FISH

& WILDLIFE

ENGLISH

MARY DENSON MOORE

LITERATURE & ECOLOGY

GEOGRAPHY

MAUREEN DEISINGER

STUDENT ADVISING

VISUAL ARTS

BAILEY VAN HOOK

SURV. HIST. WEST ART

HISTORY

MELANIE KIECHLE

AMERICAN ENV. HISTORY

GEOSCIENCES

JOHN CHERMAK

RESOURCES GEOLOGY

GEOGRAPHY

STEWART SCALES

CARTOGRAPHY

SCIENCE & TECH.SOCIETY

DANIEL BRESLAU

ENERGY & SOCIETY

THEATRE ARTS

NATASHA STALEY

INTRO TO ACTING

 

Here's what we need to do:

1. HAVE FUN TEACHING

 If you have fun, so will your students.

Cheesy, but true.

For additional resources on teaching 

methods, check out VT's Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research

 

2. USE YOUR PD FUNDS

You all should have received this already.

If not, please contact:

your departmental accounts manager

or

Karen Bland

3. BUILD RELATIONSHIPS

To facilitate this, we've created the expectation that we'll visit each other's classes.
Below, you'll find a class calendar and a reflective form to fill out after visiting your colleague's class. Thoughts about the form? Let us know.

4. GET APPROVAL

In order for the minor to be approved
as a whole, we need each of your
individual classes to be approved as
a Pathways course.
Please fill out the form below:
(Check out the example if you need help)
 
 

These are the resources you'll need:

Class Calendar Spring '19

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Class Visiting Survey

Pathways Approval Forms

Example Approval Form

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS, FEEL FREE TO CONTACT TIM BAIRD