Skip to main content
Logotype for Sustainability Curriculum Conference

Event Agenda

Register before Jan. 10, 2020.

Thursday,  Jan. 16 

Sign in: Breakfast available 

Welcome and Introductions 

Interpretations of Sustainability 

Your workshop hosts will foster a discussion about the richly varied definitions of sustainability


Framework 1:

Food Insecurity/Hunger – join a panel of regional professionals for a conversation about food insecurity and hunger in the greater Kansas City region, and strategize about ways we can incorporate these findings into our curriculum

Lunch and Conversation

Framework 2:

Energy – are you curious about the ways campus energy conversations take place long before a new solar array is installed? Would you like to learn more about using renewable energy data and policy in your classrooms? This panel will give you the tools to do so.

Day 1 Reflections 

Friday, Jan. 17 

Breakfast available 

Eight ways to change a course 

Your workshop hosts will detail the most common ways faculty change courses

Drawdown in the classroom

Paul Hawken’s Project Drawdown offers useful – and free - tools for teaching more sustainable practices and for combating students’ despair about our future. This conversation will offer strategies for using Drawdown in your own classrooms based on others’ experiences with it.

Presentation and discussion: Illustrations of integrated curriculum 

Dr. Andrea Vieux,  Political Science, JCCC
Dr. Heather Seitz, Microbiology, JCCC

Lunch discussion: 

Your existing curriculum and sustainability: opportunities and barriers  

Panel: Interdisciplinary student perspectives  

Featuring students from JCCC and KU who have completed coursework related to sustainability. 

Plans for your courses and campuses 

Workshop final thoughts and wrap up