Call for Faculty Proposals for Curriculum Development for the Proposed Environmental Studies Program

Summer Stipends for 2010
Deadline April  9, 2010

As you are aware, the College has received a grant from the Mellon Foundation to aid us in developing a program in Environmental Studies at Lafayette College.

The Environmental Studies Steering Committee is soliciting proposals for the next round of curriculum development grants, which are available again this summer (2010).  Each grant provides a stipend of $4,000 and the committee will also consider requests for course development funds (travel, materials, etc).  Team-taught courses would provide stipends of $3,000 for each of two faculty developing a course together.

Proposals for Summer 2010 are due by April 9, and should include a preliminary description of the proposed course, and a statement describing how the content of the course offers a significant contribution to the curriculum for a proposed environmental studies program.  Please let the committee know if this proposed course fits into your normal teaching load, or what departmental (or program) changes would be required if this course were to be offered.  Proposals should be only one or two pages long.

Please submit your proposal to Dru Germanoski, Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences or as an attached file via email to:  The Environmental Studies Steering Committee will make recommendations to the Provost for the award of curriculum development grants.

New courses developed under the grant include:

Dams, Water, and the Environment

Designs for Living: Environmentalism, Counterculture, and American Utopias

Environmental Policy Lab

Environmental Writing

The Literature of the Sea

Introduction to the Environment: A System Approach

Waste and Environmental Policy: Laws, Habits, and Culture