Environmental Studies and Environmental Sciences Curriculum Workshop

Monday July 7, 2008,  Pfenning Center Wilson Room

8:30     Continental Breakfast

9:00     Welcoming Comments

Provost & Dean of the Faculty Wendy Hill

9:05     The Environmental Studies & Environmental Science Initiative

President Daniel Weiss

9:20     The Goals of the Workshop

Dru Germanoski

9:30     Introduction of the Participants

Guest Speakers
Environmental Studies Steering Committee
Lafayette Faculty Participants

10:00  Thirty Years of Observation of Environmental Science and Policy Programs

Daniel Richter, Professor of Soils and Forest Ecology
Environmental Sciences and Policy, Nicholas School, Duke University

10:40  Discussion

11:00   Form and Function in the Design of Environmental Studies Majors:  Experiences from the Field

Candie Wilderman, Professor of Environmental Sciences
Chair of the Environmental Studies, Dickinson College

11:40   Discussion

12:00 – 1:00  Lunch

1:00     ES Programs That Make a Difference: Design Principles and Core Outcomes for the Facebook Generation

Mike Maniates, Professor of Political Science and Environmental Science
Allegheny College

1:40     Discussion

2:20     On Core Competencies in Environmental Science and Studies Programs

William Focht, Director of the Environmental Institute
Department of Political Science, Oklahoma State University

3:00     Discussion

Environmental Studies and Environmental Sciences Curriculum Workshop

Tuesday July 8, 2008

8:30     Continental Breakfast

9:00     Welcome and Review of Objectives

9:10     What to Expect from Post-Doctoral Fellows or Visiting Assistant Professors, and a Word about Energy

Robert Lifset, Donald Keith Jones Assistant Professor of Honors
Honors College, University of Oklahoma

9:50     Discussion

10:30   Group Focus Discussions

12:00   Lunch

1:30     Group Focus Discussions