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.

How to Apply

To apply, send an email to with "Teaching Fellows" 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 next academic year? What is the anticipated student enrollment in each of those courses?
  • Briefly explain why you want to participate in the Sustainability Teaching Fellows Workshop. 
  • Please confirm that you are able to attend both days of the workshop on (dates to be announced). 

Applications are due by (date to be announced).

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 1-2 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.