CCSRE & Office of Sustainability offer a development seminar/workshop for faculty and staff

Funded by the Global Environmental Justice Initiative and the International Commons, the CCSRE & the Office of Sustainability offered faculty and staff this opportunity to integrate into the permanent curriculum (as experienced by students over four years) various ongoing initiatives on sustainability and inclusion.

We will learn how to conceptualize and deliver this education through presentations, common readings and viewings, discussions, and by working closely with a Delegation of Indigenous Peruvian Farmers for a week in Fall 2014.

In Spring 2015, participants will create and present new courses or components within existing courses, new co-curricular community-based learning, new course-linked TRIPs abroad and semester abroad opportunities, and new arrangements for internship preparation, placement, and evaluation. They will also work closely for a week with a guest from southern Mexico.

In both semesters, we will make visits to sites in New London County and the region.

The Fall 2014 Seminar for faculty and staff development is centered around a series of six sessions devoted to:

  1. continuing our group learning about how to make the most of our community partnerships abroad and locally, and
  2. integrating the many opportunities for environmental and global learning in courses and programs at the College.

The seminar draws together faculty and staff participants with experience in Peru, Cuba, and Mexico together with other interested faculty and staff from various campus offices and academic departments (no prior experience or expertise required). The basic goals are to deepen our expertise AND to widen the circle of participants and begin to train more campus experts able to deliver this innovative learning to students.

Session One, Friday, September 5, 1:15-2:30, Alice Johnson Room in Cro
How to approach social justice and international internships: "Internships & Peru, Cuba, & Mexico: Potential & Challenges"

Session Two, Friday, September 26, 1:15-2:30, Alice Johnson Room in Cro 
Community-based learning & Inclusive Excellence as an approach in & out of the classroom

Session Three, Friday, October 17, 1:15-2:30, Alice Johnson Room in Cro 
Indigenous rights and communities in the US and Latin America

Session Four, Friday, November 7, 1:15-2:30, Alice Johnson Room in Cro 
Science of climate change, mining, & water at high altitude and sea level

Attend the Saturday, November 8, New England Conference on Latin American Studies (at Connecticut College)

Session Five, Friday, November 21, 1:15-2:30, Alice Johnson Room in Cro 
Systems of social & environmental injustice & how to interrupt them through education

Session Six, Friday, December 5, 1:15-2:30, Hillel House Conference Room
How to incorporate Community partners and institutional resources and programs in Peru, Mexico, Cuba, & elsewhere (like India & South Africa).

For more information, contact Leo Garofalo at lgar@conncoll.edu.