Registration is now open for the MnSCU Sustainability Across the Curriculum Faculty Conference March 21-23 2013 at NHCC

MnSCU Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop March 21-23, 2013, at North Hennepin Community College

North Hennepin Community College and Bemidji State University are offering a two-day Sustainability Across the Curriculum workshop for faculty of all disciplines who wish to integrate sustainability into their curriculum. The workshop will run from approximately 4 pm Thursday March 21 to 4pm Saturday March 23, 2013 at North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park, MN.


Registration is free online at: Limited to 30 participants.

Workshop Description
Through an intensive, lively and fun two days of presentations, exercises, discussions, reflection, and planning, participants will become familiar with integrating sustainability in their curriculum, as well as the philosophy of change in higher education developed through the Ponderosa Project<> at Northern Arizona University and adapted at Emory in the Piedmont Project<>.

Participants will also experience a range of workshop strategies, hear local experts, enjoy place-based activities, participate in a field trip and dialogue with faculty from other disciplines and campuses as they gain skills in incorporating sustainability in their own syllabi and lesson plans. In a supportive, engaging and stimulating environment, workshop members will reflect on their own roles in this transformation of higher education. Readings and materials will also be provided.

Workshop Facilitators
The workshop will be facilitated by Ana Davis, English Faculty & Sustainability Council chair at NHCC and Erika Bailey Johnson, Sustainability Coordinator at BSU. Ana and Erika participated in the July 2012 Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership Workshop organized by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) at San Diego University and co-facilitated the first MnSCU Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop at Bemidji State University in March 2012. Workshop size will be limited to approximately 30 participants.


MnSCU Vice Chancellor Doug Knowlton

James Farrell, Professor of History & Boldt Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Humanities, St.Olaf, and author ofThe Nature of College: How A New Understanding of Campus Culture Can Change the World

Matt Entenza, Senior Advisor on Energy and Jobs to Gov. Dayton

Diane Wilson, Dakota Author of Beloved Child & Minnesota One Read Spirit Car and Founder of Dream of Wild Health Farm

NHCC President John O’Brien

NHCC Vice President of Finance and Facilities Dan Hall

MnSCU Sustainability Coordinators Erika Bailey Johnson BSU, Joe Herbst, Minnesota State University, Moorehead, Troy Goodnough, University of Minnesota Morris, Kristi Heintz, Lake Superior College

Michael Birchard NHCC Chief Diversity & Equity Officer

Shelly Siegel NHCC TRIO Director

Ramona Kitto Stately, Director of Indian Education, Osseo Area Schools

Hotel Information

Block rooms are available at La Quinta in Brooklyn Park for $59 per room per night for a room with two double beds ($65.07 including tax). Please call 763 971 8000 and mention the MNSCU Sustainability Workshop at NHCC to secure the hotel discount rate.


All conference meals are provided by the host site, North Hennepin Community College at no cost to participants.

Erika Bailey-Johnson and Ana Davis

Ana Davis
English Faculty, Sustainability Council Chair
North Hennepin Community College
7411 85th Avenue North
Brooklyn Park, MN

Erika Bailey-Johnson
Sustainability Coordinator
Bemidji State University and
Northwest Technical College
1500 Birchmont Dr. NE, #31
Bemidji, MN 56601

Ana Davis
English Faculty, Sustainability Council  Chair CLA#199

North Hennepin Community College
7411 85th Avenue North
Brooklyn Park, MN

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