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How to Apply

All University of Maryland faculty in all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply for the workshop. Each participant will receive a $500 stipend after completing the workshop, demonstrating how sustainability will be integrated into at least one upcoming course, and identifying sustainability learning outcomes. Space is limited.

To apply, send an email to Mark Stewart at stewartm@umd.edu with "Chesapeake Project" in the subject heading and provide the following information:

•    Your name
•    College/School and Department
•    Faculty rank
•    What courses do you expect to teach during the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters? What is the anticipated student enrollment in each of those courses?
•    Briefly explain why you want to participate in the Chesapeake Project. Note: The purpose of the Chesapeake Project is to integrate broad issues of sustainability into diverse courses. Although those sustainability issues may be related to the Chesapeake Bay, it is not necessary to integrate Bay issues into your courses.
•    Please confirm that you are able to attend both days of the Chesapeake Project workshop on [dates to be determined], 2018. 

Applications are due by 11:59 PM on April 22nd, 2018.

What will I learn during the workshop?

You will learn about the monumental challenges our students are expected to solve in their lifetimes, from reversing global warming to fixing unsustainable economies, and how to motivate your students to become thoughtful leaders for the 21st century. You will discover and provide your own examples of how our local environment offers prime opportunities for place-based problem solving. With the help of resource experts and fellow workshop participants, you will find new ways of integrating sustainability into your existing courses -- not as an add-on but as a lens through which to view your discipline -- so that University of Maryland students will earn a comprehensive and multidisciplinary appreciation for complex sustainability issues.

What are the deliverables?

During and/or following the May workshop, you are expected to modify at least one course you will teach in the following fall or spring semesters. You will submit the revised course syllabus, a one-page description of how sustainability will be addressed in the course, list of 1-3 sustainability learning outcomes, and description of how you will assess those outcomes to receive the workshop stipend. The syllabus should include a statement to students that summarizes the one page description. See how your colleagues have done.

Contact

Please send your questions and comments to Mark Stewart at stewartm@umd.edu or call him at 301-405-4633.