At the Shi Center for Sustainability, we work with faculty from all departments, helping them integrate sustainability in their coursework and research. If you're interested in teaching sustainability, connect with us.
Affiliate faculty program
We have established an affiliate faculty program to promote and support interdisciplinary research and collaborations around sustainability. The 53 affiliates represent 19 of the 24 academic departments at Furman.
Faculty Research Fellowship Program
The Faculty Research Fellowship program offers an opportunity for faculty to conduct sustainability-related research that intersects with their disciplines. An interdisciplinary, anonymous faculty committee selects the research fellows based on each project's originality, relevance for sustainability, and potential for campus and community impact. Recipients of research fellowships use their work in future classes and submit an article for publication or conference presentation in the year following the fellowship. Meet our faculty fellows.
Additionally, we offer research fellowships to faculty-student teams focused on food systems and farming. Study food systems.
Faculty Development workshops
The Shi Center offers workshops to faculty members focused on sustainability and full cost analysis. The workshop titled "Infusing Sustainability into the Existing Curriculum" brings faculty together for two days to talk about how to weave sustainability into their courses and to foster a sustainable learning community. Learn more about our workshop.