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Interdisciplinary Sustainability AALAC / AASHE Hub Workshop
February 28 - March 3, 2019

Interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship are needed to address complex problems in social-ecological systems (SES) and achieve a safe and just space for humanity. Concepts and competencies of SES have historically been addressed individually from overlapping disciplines. This Spring 2019 workshop will explore the above challenges and identify what faculty are doing along disciplinary SES gradients, find solutions for stronger and more transparent collaboration, and establish a network of interdisciplinary SES scholars.

The workshop will begin on Feb. 28th with an optional social gathering on Thursday evening. Friday and Saturday will be full working days (~8-5) to share current research and scholarship and write a manuscript and draft proposal. After these productive days, we will relax in downtown Greenville, S.C. and on the Furman Farm in the evenings. We will conclude on Sunday morning with time for participants to return home.

This workshop targets faculty who participate in interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship around social-ecological systems in the humanities and natural and social sciences.

Interested members of liberal arts institutions of higher education are encouraged to submit an application here. 

Applications may be submitted from Nov 15th through Dec 15th, 2018. Acceptance notifications will be shared by January 1st.

Direct Link to the Application

https://furman.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bjcbda7OijxZ0Lb

Workshop Logistics

The workshop will run from February 28th-March 3rd, 2019. Space will be limited to 18 participants to ensure a productive, collaborative, and intimate workshop experience.

Feb. 28th - Travel and optional social gathering on Thursday evening.

March 1st & 2nd - Full working days (~8-5) to share current research and scholarship and write a manuscript and draft proposal. Specific details on format TBD but expect small groups, critical engagement, challenging discussion, and productivity. After these fruitful days, we will relax in downtown Greenville, S.C. and on the Furman Farm in the evenings.

We will conclude on Sunday morning with time for participants to return home.

AALAC participants

Workshop costs (including all transportation, meals, workshop ground transportation, and housing) will be covered by AALAC.

Non-AALAC participants:

Workshop costs (including meals, workshop ground transportation, and housing) will be covered by AALAC. Please note: participants are responsible for transportation to and from Greenville, SC. ​​

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