Breakout session I: Examples of programs & program development

Breakout session I
Examples of programs & program development
Saturday, September 20, 2003
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Abstract:
Environmental Studies includes a broad set of programs ranging from department-based (e.g. Environmental Chemistry) to divisional-based (e.g. Environmental Science) to explicitly interdisciplinary (e.g. Human Ecology). In this session, workshop leaders will present a brief introduction to their program and why it works. This will be followed by opportunities for participants to discuss, evaluate and refine their programs goals and objectives using group processes and guided facilitation.

  • A balanced portfolio: mixing the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities (from interdisciplinary to trans-disciplinary)
    Facilitator:
    Lamont C. Hempel, Director for Environmental Studies- University of Redlands

  • Evolutionary development of an environmental science curriculum (from multi to meta-disciplinary)
    Facilitator:
    Howard Drossman, Environmental Science Program Director- The Colorado College

  • Integrating ethical analysis and scientific analysis in environmental studies
    Facilitators:
    Russell Butkus, Associate Director- Environmental Studies/Chair, Department of Theology- University of Portland
    Steven A. Kolmes, Director, Environmental Studies Program- University of Portland

  • Providing undergraduate research opportunities to enrich ERE programs: The Hope College story
    Facilitator:
    Graham Peaslee, Associate Professor of Chemistry/Environmental Science, Department of Chemistry- Hope College

  • Developing a bachelor of science in environmental science at Acadia University
    Facilitator:
    Linda A. Lusby, Associate Professor, Environmental Science - Acadia University