October 18, 2013 at 8:25 am

Still Time for Faculty to Join Climate Change Literacy Program

It’s not too late to submit an application to participate in the project, Advancing Carbon Neutrality: Using the Kanawha Model to Facilitate Climate Change Literacy.

University College and the Environmental Studies Program are recruiting 15 faculty to participate in the 1804 grant-funded project, Advancing Carbon Neutrality: Using the Kanawha Model to Facilitate Climate Change Literacy.

During the 2013-14 academic year, 15 faculty and five undergraduate scholars will attend a day-long workshop in December and participate in monthly dialogue groups (January-April) to explore diverse facets of climate change.

The goal of the project is to build climate change literacy, thus furthering the implementation of the Ohio University Sustainability and Climate Action Plans. Faculty participants will have the opportunity to collaborate with an undergraduate scholar to revise an existing course by weaving climate change issues and themes through the course syllabus. Compensation will be provided for all participants; faculty will receive a $300 stipend.

This year’s project is an outgrowth of the multi-year Kanawha Project. The Kanawha Project enhances the undergraduate curriculum by integrating environmental sustainability themes across disciplines through faculty professional development. The faculty participants have revised syllabi that incorporate environmental sustainability themes in classes ranging from Art to Business. In addition, four Kanawha faculty participants have received 1804 Fund grants to implement major curriculum initiatives inspired by the Kanawha Project. To date, 63 faculty members have participated in the Kanawha Project.

To apply to the program, interested faculty should contact Dr. Nancy Manring, Project PI ( or Loraine McCosker, Project Coordinator, (  The deadline to apply for the program is Nov. 1.  Interested faculty are encouraged to apply as early as possible as space is limited.

Read more about the Kanawha Project.


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