CSIF in the Curriculum
How Faculty Can Integrate CSIF into Courses
Students can identify potential projects by examining sources such as:
- The SCU Center for Sustainability’s Living Laboratory Projects Database
- Research projects conducted by the SLURP classes (SLURP = Sustainable Living Undergraduate Research)
- Projects at other campuses described on the website of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
Faculty members can get advice on how to integrate CSIF proposals into their courses by contacting:
Environmental Studies and Sciences
Since 2008, Stephanie has coordinated with the Center for Sustainability to research and pilot both behavior- and technology-based projects to improve SCU sustainability. Stephanie has done so via introducing individual and team projects in numerous classes, including Energy and the Environment, Garbology (formerly known as Joy of Garbage), and SLURP. Through these efforts Stephanie has learned about the opportunities and challenges of researching and piloting successful projects to reduce waste, energy consumption, and/or water consumption.
As a Faculty Associate for Sustainability, Chad is familiar with the fund’s guidelines. He has experience integrating student projects into courses that have served the Center for Sustainability.