The program aims to foster systems thinking in faculty from around the university, inviting them to explore the connections of climate change and sustainable solutions within their subject areas. Twelve faculty members have been selected for the program’s inaugural cohort, from seven of Duke’s ten schools. This summer, each teaching fellow will revise one of their existing courses to incorporate climate and sustainability, to better prepare students when they encounter these concepts in their careers.
WFPC Director Norbert Wilson is part of the inaugural program, and will revise his course PARISH 820: Food Policy. Fellows are encouraged to consider how they might use these environments for hands-on learning experiences and applications of climate and sustainability knowledge. Throughout the workshops, discussions on climate and sustainability are interspersed with trainings from Learning Innovation staff about techniques to teach students about climate and sustainability through non-lecture-based approaches.
Fellows will spend the summer working on course revisions and syllabi, and each of these updated courses will be taught in the 2023-24 academic year.