Clark Atlanta University, Sustainability & Social Justice Workshop

CAU will host leaders from InTeGrate and the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) as part of their Traveling Workshop Program (TWP) to incorporate the use of sustainability and social justice topics in all courses. With an emphasis on cross-departmental collaboration, this 2-day workshop will provide faculty with the time and resources to develop or redesign course materials. This opportunity is available for faculty of all disciplines, including STEM, humanities, art, music, media, education, social work, and business. The workshop is scheduled for Thursday, May 23 – Friday, May 24, 2019 at CAU campus. All who are interested are encouraged to register.

Over the course of the workshop, we will engage in a series of activities that will help you think about your course from the student learning perspective. You will learn about pedagogical techniques by engaging in them, not just by hearing about them. You will leave the workshop having begun to (re)design your course and with an action plan and resources for continuing the process.

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Workshop Goals

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how your course and your work together on campus and beyond helps address sustainability and social justice issues
  • Define sustainability and social justice issues that are relevant to your campus and local communities
  • Identify opportunities to link course content with campus and local concerns including exploring linkages with other faculty, community partners, or institutional initiatives
  • Plan content to engage diverse learners
  • Use the backward design process to (re)design a course
  • Effectively incorporate high-impact practices into your courses
  • Establish a community of practice invested in teaching sustainability and social justice


Sarah Fortner, Associate Professor, Wittenberg University
Richard Gragg, Professor, Environmental Science & Policy, Florida A&M University
Ellen Metzger, Professor, Geology and Science Education, San José State University

Local Hosts

Elizabeth Deimeke, Instructor, Biology Department, Clark Atlanta University
Felicia Davis, Coordinator, Office of Sustainability, Clark Atlanta University

Date and Time

Thu, May 23, 2019, 9:00 AM EDT – Fri, May 24, 2019, 5:00 PM EDT


Clark Atlanta University
223 James P Brawley Drive Southwest
CITLE Office - McPheeters Dennis, 3rd Floor
Atlanta, GA 30314

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