When hearing the word “sustainability,” some people think of things like recycling and saving energy, but at the U, we realize that this term is relevant in a multitude of actions and areas of study. Faculty at the U can now have sustainability attributes flagged in the course catalog.
Faculty who wish to learn how to incorporate the big ideas of sustainability into their courses are invited to apply to attend the Wasatch Experience, which engages educators in a two-day, team-based workshop in August, followed by regular small-group meetings during the school year. Participants design and implement an action plan to integrate the big ideas of sustainability into their courses. Upon program completion, participants are awarded $500 and receive the University Sustainability Teaching Scholar designation.