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November 12, 2015

Faculty Fellowships for 2014-2015 Sustainability

The University Sustainability Committee announces that Faculty Fellowships on Sustainability in the Curriculum will be awarded for the 2013-2014 Academic Year. The Committee’s Working Group on Curriculum, Research and Community Engagement solicits applications from faculty to support the integration of environmental and sustainability studies content into courses that they teach.

Environmental and sustainability studies traverse the sciences, politics, economics, culture, the arts, humanities, and ethics. Environmental studies examines how individuals, communities, societies, and cultures interact with the non-humans and ecosystems around them, so that we can better understand how these interactions might take place in ways that permit non-humans and ecosystems to thrive. Sustainability studies builds on environmental studies to recognize accelerating environmental destruction and to seek development of practices, ideas, and values that repair past damage, prevent ongoing damage, promote social justice, and enhance human and non-human welfare.

 Faculty Fellowships in the amount of $2,000 – $5,000 for one semester will be awarded to support development of modules on sustainability for existing courses, laboratory exercises, service learning exercises, field trips, development of new courses, or development of other curriculum products. The minimum award is $2,000 and the maximum is $5,000. Funds may be used as a salary supplement for the Fellow, to support purchase or production of materials and resources, development of service learning projects, attending relevant conferences or workshops, conducting evaluations or surveys that support the curricular activity, or other relevant expenses. Dissemination of products via scholarly publications or other venues is encouraged but not required. Cost-sharing with other funding sources is encouraged but not required. Tenured and tenure-track faculty as well as Lecturers are encouraged to apply.

All expenditures must comply with relevant University regulations and must be made during the semester of the Fellowship.

Upon completion of the Fellowship, Fellows will be expected to:

  1. Submit within one semester a 1-page summary and evaluation of the activities undertaken, suitable for communication to the public.
  2. Submit a 1-page summary of funds expended.
  3. Make a brief oral presentation about Fellowship activities to the University Sustainability Committee, when a meeting is held at a convenient time.

Applications for Fellowships during the Fall Semester 2014 or Spring Semester 2015 should be submitted by April 15, 2014. (Award of Fellowships will be contingent upon approval of the program budget).

Requests for an application form and any questions should be sent to:

Dr. Christopher Morris, Chair, Working Group on Curriculum, Research and Community Engagement, morris@uta.edu.