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:
Students begin by taking a 2-course series that integrates social, ecological, and economic connections & dynamics.
Students then take 1 course in each of 3 domains: Humanities, Environment, and Art & Design.
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.
Religion & Culture
Science, Technology & Society
Crop & Soil Sciences
Fish & Wildlife
ART & DESIGN
Art & Art History
Geography / Cartography
Students complete the minor with an integrative capstone course.
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.
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
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
These are the resources you'll need: