The Brandywine Project

Tuesday and Wednesday, January 11 and 12, 2022

  • Phillips Memorial Hall Autograph Library – January 11
  • Remote via Zoom – January 12

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Faculty from West Chester University and neighboring communities are invited to participate in the 4th Brandywine Project Workshop, an exciting opportunity to develop or modify courses to focus on issues of sustainability, surrounded by supportive and creative colleagues from our region. Named after the Brandywine Creek watershed, WCU's workshop innovates by comprehensively integrating the local and global with the social, economic, and environmental aspects of sustainability. Novel workshop sessions include: the global context for higher education and sustainability (including the UN Sustainable Development Goals); social justice and sustainability; integrating whole campus immersive learning into the classroom; and best practices for teaching sustainability from students and faculty. Whether or not you are familiar with sustainability, this workshop is the perfect place to begin learning or to deepen your understanding by further exploring your discipline, creating interdisciplinary connections, and becoming more informed about campus and regional sustainability actions & opportunities for teaching. Participants will leave the workshop ready to infuse sustainability knowledge and practices into their own courses and to inspire their students and colleagues to grow a culture of sustainability at their universities and beyond.

Non-WCU Faculty: Would you like to participate, but your semester has already begun? If so, we can accommodate a select number of participants registering for only one day of the workshop. Email mkurimay@wcupa.edu for more information.

Registration Costs
Registration includes breakfast, lunch, and snacks. All meals will be vegetarian with vegan option.

  • WCU Faculty - free
  • $50 adjunct faculty
  • $100 early career faculty (tenure-track)
  • $150 regular faculty (tenured)

For information about the workshop contents and format, please email sustainability@wcupa.edu
For information about campus logistics and accommodations, please email mkurimay@wcupa.edu.

Register Now!

In addition, West Chester University faculty attendees will:

  • Prepare a new or revised course syllabus over the spring 2022 semester.
  • Meet as a group once during the spring semester to gain additional resources, ideas, and help.
  • Deliver your syllabus.
  • Receive a stipend of $500 for this professional development experience. Our budget limits us to 20 faculty who will receive stipends. Of course, additional faculty are welcome to attend!

Sustainability is not just for scientists. Attaining a sustainable, equitable future will require all fields to understand how their actions shape the planet & affect its many inhabitants. Come meet colleagues from across the disciplines to learn how your field is addressing sustainability and to share this knowledge with your students.

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