Workshop: Symposium for Environmental Sustainability

Course ID - CTD0488-8           

Short Title: Sustainability-MDC

 Audience     Faculty 
Length of Workshop:        5.5 hours 
Prerequisite     none

Description:
This symposium will help participants understand the crucial role higher education plays in bringing about an environmentally sustainable future. Participants will identify steps that are currently being taken, as well as offer ideas and approaches that could be employed within the College, to achieve a lighter ecological footprint as well as promote environmental literacy among our faculty, staff and students. Members from the South Florida community will address environmental issues from their professions, and how those professions are evolving to include current ecological concerns.
 

* Approved CT&D Workshop for Faculty Professional Development hours.
 

Objectives

As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the urgency of mainstreaming environmental sustainability in higher education
  • Use the Earth Charter as a guide to understanding sustainability and as a framework to address the need to incorporate it in higher education
  • Identify possible actions based on practices internationally and in Florida, including the efficacy of sustainability declarations, community college involvement, examples from Africa and Australia, and lessons from Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Identify steps currently being taken to achieve a lighter ecological footprint
  • Promote environmental literacy among our faculty, staff, and students
  • Provide ideas and approaches that could be employed within the College
  • Explain how professionals in the community address environmental issues from their profession
  • Exemplify how those professions are evolving to include current ecological concerns
  • Create a lesson incorporating environmental sustainability into his or her specific discipline or incorporate an action in support of environmental sustainability into his or her specific department

 

 

Dates

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Registration information
Course ID: CTD0488-8  
Course Title: Sustainability-MDC 
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.