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Faculty Curriculum Workshop 

The Institute for Sustainable Solutions is hosting a professional development workshop to be held Friday, June 20th, 2014. 

This all-day workshop will inform faculty about the PSU Sustainable Neighborhoods Initiative (SNI) and create a productive environment where faculty engage with SNI partners to address neighborhood sustainability issues by integrating community-based learning components into their courses. All workshop participants will receive $500 in professional development funding. Faculty who participate in the workshop and revise a course to integrate community-based learning with an SNI partner will receive an additional $500 in professional development funds. 

Launched in 2013, the SNI is developing long-term community-university relationships with select groups of organizations in Portland to create rich community-based learning projects that advance neighborhood sustainability and provide PSU students with meaningful educational opportunities. The SNI aims to better coordinate, deeply concentrate, and greatly expand student and faculty engagement in local sustainability issues in order to “Let Knowledge Serve the City” and enhance our community impact.

For information about how faculty development funds can be spent, please review the 2013-2014 spending guidelines. Faculty participating in the SNI will also benefit from added project coordination, management and implementation by ISS staff, graduate students, and graduate interns, and participating faculty will be eligible for additional funding to present at relevant conferences and conduct related research.

For more information please contact ISS Sustainability Curriculum Coordinator, Jacob Sherman, at to discuss opportunities to participate in the SNI.