Today was a busy first day back at Hampton University. The dean re-introduced me to the faculty with a big “welcome home!” I have to admit, my colleagues’ enthusiastic greetings made me feel like a superstar all day.
After the morning keynote sessions, the whole faculty headed over to the HU waterfront for our annual picnic. This year’s weather was amazing and the jazz ensemble sounded lovely.
The faculty wrapped up the afternoon with information sessions, one of which I helped facilitate. My colleagues and I encouraged our peers to integrate environmental topics into the courses they teach.
You can view my Prezi online: I showed a few images of how we integrate sustainability into architecture courses at HU. I also discussed the “Educational Planning for Environmental Sustainability” course I teach in the summer at William and Mary. I took the opportunity to promote student-centered pedagogies (which I studied at Dublin Institute of Technology) and the importance of getting students to generate new knowledge (a core idea in W&M’s School of Education).