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FACULTY & STAFF

FACULTY & STAFF who are partners with tUrn can find their names on the PARTNERS section of the website

For SYLLABUS/ASSIGNMENT STATEMENTS see below and copy/paste to fashion a syllabus that invites your students to enter the discourse on the climate crisis happening on campus (with or without you teaching on the subject)

COPY/PASTE AWAY!

Join the CLIMATE CRISIS RESEARCH GROUP [CCRG] and learn who on campus is doing new climate crisis research projects and how to get involved with research-informed tUrn headliner development and/or climate action in your life!

I am a faculty member. I am not a “specialist” in climate science.

How do I partner with tUrn?

Decide whether you want to partner by facilitating discussions/projects/reflections within your own course (not for public), or by attending the free (public) HEADLINERS as a class, and choose the appropriate syllabus statement from the next page

To integrate the topic of the CLIMATE CRISIS in the context of your lecture or coursework you can:

  • use a problem that requires your discipline’s expertise, techniques or methodologies, and is about any aspect of the climate crisis or climate solutions;
  • give a creative prompt to allow for expressive, interpretive writing or creation on a theme;
  • use a case study that covers sustainability, environmental justice, ecology, climate destabilization, extinction, climate advocacy/action in sociology, business, law, psychology, etc.;
  • bring a speaker into your classroom via video/online resources who addresses a relevant aspect of the climate crisis that supports your week’s topic and/or learning goals

Especially if you do not normally teach or lead discussions about the climate crisis, you are welcome to use any of the resources from the tUrn website that are organized by themes or assign a tUrn headliner from our YouTube channel.

Goals | www.scu.edu/tUrn/goals-

Partners | www.scu.edu/tUrn/partners

Headliners & RSVPs |  www.scu.edu/tUrn/headliners

Resources (Actions, Policies, Power & Protest) |  www.scu.edu/tUrn/resources

YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChRV4-0nxHSz7zLK3psNrfA/featured 

 

SYLLABUS STATEMENT #1

Holding an IN-CLASS DISCUSSION on any aspect of the CLIMATE CRISIS

Feel free to modify everything in [brackets] and use this syllabus statement:

tUrn Climate Crisis Awareness & Action APR 18-22, 2022  (Monday through Friday, 8am to 8pm, week 4 of Spring Quarter)

Students in this course will participate in climate crisis awareness & action discussions/activities during one of our course meetings tUrn/Earth week within our class. We will incorporate a discussion of the climate crisis within our course/meeting on (DATE). Please read (LINK) or view (LINK) prior to (DATE)

-Or- We will view (LINK) together and discuss as a group.

Students may also attend HEADLINERS, running 9AM to 9PM Mon-Fri on their own, if interested. scu.edu/tUrn/headliners 

  

SYLLABUS STATEMENT #2 STUDENTS’ CHOICE of HEADLINER(S)

Feel free to modify everything in [brackets] and use this syllabus statement:

tUrn Climate Crisis Awareness & Action (Monday through Friday, 8am to 8pm, week 4 of Spring Quarter)

Students in this course will participate in climate crisis awareness & action discussions/activities during one of our course meetings tUrn/Earth week

and students will choose [one/two/three] of the 20+ tUrn HEADLINER events happening 9AM to 9PM PST Mon-Fri to attend as [homework/extra credit].

For a complete listing of options & to RSVP for each unique event please go to

www.scu.edu/tUrn/headliners

 

 

SYLLABUS STATEMENT #3 PROFESSOR’S CHOICE of HEADLINER(S)

ASSIGNING HEADLINERS TARGETED TO YOUR COURSE SUBJECT MATTER or LEARNING GOALS

Feel free to modify everything in [brackets] and use this syllabus statement:

tUrn Climate Crisis Awareness & Action (Monday through Friday, 8am to 8pm, week 4 of Spring Quarter)

Students in this course will participate in climate crisis awareness & action discussions/activities during one of our course meetings tUrn/Earth week

and on (DATE) at (TIME) our class will meet on Zoom

[at our normal meeting time / outside of our normal course meeting time ]

to attend the tUrn HEADLINER entitled (TITLE)

(copy and paste the HEADLINER of your choice here)

To RSVP and have the link emailed to you, please go to www.scu.edu/tUrn/headliners

 

SYLLABUS STATEMENT #4  WANT TO PARTNER but NOT SURE HOW?

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE but need to DECIDE LATER WHICH RESOURCE to SHARE or WHICH EVENT to point your STUDENTS TO...

(Monday through Friday, 8am to 8pm, week 4 of Spring Quarter)

 tUrn Climate Crisis Awareness & Action

We will incorporate a discussion of the climate crisis within our course/meeting on (DATE) and consider as a group which tUrn HEADLINER(S) to attend. For a complete listing of options please go to scu.edu/tUrn/headliners 

 

Thank you for partnering with tUrn! Please email us at tUrnproject@scu.edu to let us know you are partnering with us and we will list you on the PARTNERS page. 

If you want to learn about climate crisis research between turn weeks see below!

Welcome to 

The Interdisciplinary tUrn:

A Climate Crisis Research Group for Staff & Faculty who want to lean in to climate solutions

CCRG is a group of sustainability and environmental justice leaders and other faculty and staff from 17 different departments and units 

and is directed by Kristin Kusanovich and co-facilitated by many faculty and staff!

 

Introducing CCRG co-facilitators and tUrn partners: Ed Maurer, Nicole Banks, Cara Uy-Segal, Zsea Bowmani, Brian Thorstenson, Katharine Rondthaler, Leslie Gray, Carolyn Guggemos, Lindsey Kalkbrenner, Chad Raphael, Iris Stewart-Frey & Chris Bacon

 

The Interdisciplinary tUrn: A Climate Crisis Research Group meets five times over the academic year, mostly between fall tUrn week and spring tUrn week

 

We investigate:

building knowledge, understanding, and wisdom;

fostering community, relationships, and research partnerships, &; 

becoming informed, concerned, and courageous enough to take climate action together.

 

Upcomong THEMES for WINTER & SPRING 2022 & Schedule:

For the 2021-2022 year the CCRG will present any faculty research that is put forward to the group and also focus on the new Laudato Si' Action Platform. We will experience a virtual reality of climate change from SCU's VR lab and talk research progress! Join us and help strengthen commitments and interdisciplinary inquiry and advocacy for climate action campus-wide, locally, in our various communities, cities, states and countries.

Winter (Feb & Mar) 3 meetings on zoom except for the visit to the VR lab which will be in-person

Thursdays: Choose one session that is the best time for you: 10:15-11am and 12:15-1 pm

Feb 10 tUrn6 preview, research updates from faculty & staff, Laudato Si' Action Platform

Feb 24 possible VR lab visit

March 3 possible VR lab visit

Spring meeting Thursday May 12, time tbd

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out

Kristin:   tUrnproject @ scu.edu      

  

Thanks to Santa Clara University Office of Faculty Development for their promotion of this and all faculty/staff research groups on their webpage.
tUrn is one week in October and one week in April dedicated to CLIMATE CRISIS AWARENESS AND ACTION
tUrnproject@scu.edu
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