Faculty encouraged to take part in UI’s Theme Semester on sustainability

Published on November 8, 2017

The University of Iowa’s spring 2018 Theme Semester will explore sustainability — meeting our needs without compromising the ability of future generations to do the same. Sustainability is arguably the defining issue of our time. We hope to involve every faculty member on campus, and we need your help.

Here are three initial steps:

  1. Faculty Luncheon: Tuesday, Nov. 14, 12:30-2 PM, at the Office of Sustainability (1650 University Capitol Centre). Associate Professor Rachel Marie-Crane Williams will lead a discussion on how to incorporate sustainability-related content into coursework. Rachel has a joint appointment between the School of Art and Art History and Gender Women’s and Sexuality Studies. To sign up for the event, please contact David Gould at: david-gould@uiowa.edu. Space is limited, and lunch will be provided.
  2. Sustainability Teach-In: The week of Feb. 19 will be designated as a sustainability “teach-in.” Faculty are encouraged to integrate at least one activity, reading, or project into each of their spring classes. Please consider joining.
  3. Get Involved! If you’d like to be more involved in the Theme Semester, please contact David Gould; we’d love to hear from you!

We look forward to hearing from you!

Learn more about the spring 2018 Climate for Change Theme Semester!

— 2018 Theme Semester Committee