Designing and Embedding Sustainability within Curriculum


The UNL Sustainability Initiative seeks 16 instructors who will infuse sustainability and resilience concepts into their courses to benefit student learning and align with the UN Sustainability Development Goals. This cohort will focus on ways to increase sustainability and resilience literacy among UNL students; connect students and faculty to social issues at the local to international levels; and create a community of faculty who have knowledge and awareness of sustainability and resilience. Instructors will develop a new course module that explicitly integrates sustainability and resilience concepts into curricular experiences using student-centered pedagogy and resources from the NSF-funded Interdisciplinary Teaching about the Earth for a Sustainable Future project and the Science Education Resource Center (SERC).


This program consists of a one-day, kick-off and four monthly, 1.5-hour workshops to create three-week curricular modules during fall 2019 semester. The modules will be piloted in courses in spring 2020. At the end of spring 2020, the group will convene to assess. Program dates are Tuesday, August 20 from 9 to 5 pm, Friday workshops from 1 to 2:30 pm on September 13, October 11, November 8, and December 14. Participants will receive a $1,500 stipend split into two payments – one at the completion of fall 2019 semester workshops and the second after the module is tested and assessment material submitted.

Apply: Send to Dave Gosselin ( a statement of interest and a one-page CV that outlines teaching experience; class(es) that you plan to use the module in spring 2020.