We had a great iCAP Team and iCAP Working Group Kickoff on 9/16/21! During the event, we heard from iSEE Interim Director, Dr.
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Education SWATeam (Ongoing)
The Education SWATeam was newly formed in the Fall of 2019 by students, faculty, and staff willing to help achieve the University of Illinios iCAP 2015 goals and to contribute to the iCAP 2020. We are aware that students care passionately about sustainability and are looking for it to be incorporated into their college experience.
The members of this committee are charged with presenting projects that meet one of these three education goals:
- curricular education (new and/or improved courses in sustainability, minors, certificates)
- getting instructors to incorporate a sustainability segment into courses, perhaps as a lecture or as a student project
- general campus education (non-curricular, e.g. presence at events)
This team focuses on the objectives found in Chapter 6 of the iCAP 2020:
6.1 Broaden the availability of sustainability education across the entire curriculum, beginning with first-year student orientation and continuing through commencement, with at least one of the proposed methods implemented by FY24.
6.3 Launch an undergraduate Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) that includes two week-long residential intensives, pre-professional workshops, visiting speakers, and field trips to Springfield and Washington, D.C.
6.4 Develop a sustainability internship program by partnering with businesses, nonprofits, local governments, and cultural institutions in Central Illinois. The total number of internships awarded will be reported each year.
6.5 Partner with The Career Center and potentially other career offices in FY22 to help students explore and discover career opportunities that are connected to professional interest and goals related to sustainability component at a minimum of two events beginning in FY22.