Opportunities for Sustainability
Dickinson College Creates an Environment for Thinking & Acting Sustainably
Dickinson's Center for Sustainability Education (CSE) serves as a liaison for connecting students, faculty, staff and community members to opportunities in sustainability. CSE creates a truly collaborative learning community which focuses on needs expressed by the physical campus & community, organizational values & administration, local bioregion, and issues being faced by the global community.
By interpreting the needs of the College's curriculum, the physical campus, and the local community, CSE supports the development of sustainability courses and course content in all three academic divisions of the college, the creation and synthesis of co-curricular programs and events, student and faculty research projects, and community outreach initiatives. These opportunities facilitate a living laboratory at Dickinson College, which requires the application of theory and practice by all community members to solve campus, community and real world problems.
Sustainability Education Funding:
Teaching staff and faculty at Dickinson College may apply for funding to develop sustainability education: curriculum development, professional development and student-faculty research. Projects must enhance sustainability-related learning across the curriculum and promote engaged citizenship for sustainability.
Sustainability Internships for Students:
Dickinson students can get involved in a myriad of ways. Over 40 paid positions with CSE, ALLARM, the Dickinson College Organic Farm, GIS, Facilities Management & Dining Services allow students to work directly with the college to solve problems through experiential education.
Climate Change Education:
With the support of a Global Climate Change Education NASA cooperative agreement, Cooling the Liberal Arts Curriculum: A Campaign for Climate Change Education, opportunities are available for faculty interested in enhancing and developing new climate change curriculum. Cool Climate Grants are available to Dickinson College faculty and teaching staff who aim to incorporate climate change education into the courses, professional development experiences, or research.