Workshop: Symposium for Environmental Sustainability III          

Course ID - CTD0488b

Short Title: Environ Sustain III   

 Audience   Faulty, Staff Administrators 
Length of Workshop:       6  hours (4 F-2-F hours and 2 post workshop hours)

This symposium will focus on innovations to minimize the College's ecological impact and strategies to increase sustainability education in curriculum. MDC faculty, staff and administration will share current assessment of the College's environmental sustainability initiatives as well as develop next-step scenarios for facilities, operations, academics, outreach and behavioral modifications to lighten the College's footprint, support the new Strategic Plan, and address the Learning Outcomes. Participants will have the opportunity to network with others to explore and expand on ideas and approaches that were first identified in the May Global Education Retreat. Finally, participants will be asked to identify sustainability initiatives that are assessable and could be used as pilot projects at the college. These projects will be summarized and will be submitted to the College-wide Environmental Sustainability Steering Committee for review and suggested implementation.

Faculty members will present an academic pilot project that incorporates an understanding of environmental sustainability into his or her discipline to the College-wide Environmental Sustainability Steering Committee.  This project is due to the director of the Earth Ethics Institute 3 weeks from the date of the symposium for those requesting Professional Development Credit.

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


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

  • List and discuss some indicators of progress toward the goal of lightening MDC's ecological footprint that have evidenced themselves this last year 
  • Explain one new initiative that could result from the inclusion of the concept of sustainability in MDC's Strategic Plan
  • Describe how the College-wide Student Learning Outcomes can encourage inclusion of environmental education in curriculum at MDC
  • Describe at least one new strategy to lighten the College's ecological footprint
  • Develop an academic pilot project incorporating an understanding of environmental sustainability into his or her discipline


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Registration information
Course ID: CTD0488b 
Course Title: Environ Sustain III 
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.