On April 20th and 21st, UVM welcomes Teresa Balser, Professor of Soil and Water Science, University of Florida and 2016 Fulbright-Nehru Distinguished Chair to India. Dr. Balser is an internationally recognized scientist and educator. She has received numerous educational accolades including recognition as the 2010 Carnegie U.S. Professor of the Year (Doctoral and Research Universities).
On Monday, April 20, 2:00 – 4:00 pm, 303 Bailey Howe Library, Dr. Balser will facilitate a workshop in which participants will consider strategies and ideas for engaging students in UVM’s General Education Sustainability Learning Outcomes. Participants will explore how they can optimize engagement and learning through the use of authentic practice, autonomy and enthusiasm. To register for this workshop, please see: https://www.uvm.edu/ctl/apps/ctlcal/?c=events&m=elink&id=1177
On Tuesday April 21, 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm, Davis Center Livak Ballroom, Dr. Balser will address the university community, with her lecture: “Creating an Ecologically Conscious and Globally Engaged Citizenry—Is it Time to Embrace a New Educational Paradigm?”
We hope that you can join us for this timely and important discussion on embedding sustainability throughout the curriculum. For more information on UVM’s General Education Sustainability Outcomes see: http://gened-sustainability.wikispaces.com/