Faculty & Staff

Faculty Discussion

Dr. Kelley Crews discusses sustainability issues with graduate students. Photo: Charlie Moore

Sustainability Course Development Awards

The Sustainability Course Development Awards are designed to incentivize the development of new sustainability courses or the conversion of existing undergraduate courses. Courses should investigate sustainability issues while incorporating an aspect of experiential learning, allowing undergraduates to engage with a real-world problem through research or on-the-ground work. Preference will be given to courses that are designed to be interdisciplinary and that are open to students from multiple colleges and/or majors. To be eligible for an award, a course must address issues related to sustainability and incorporate an aspect of experiential learning. 

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Faculty Learning Community

In partnership with the Office of Sustainability, UT Austin’s Center for Teaching and Learning launched a new Faculty Learning Community (FLC) focused on sustainability in fall 2012. Any faculty member interested in engaging in learning activities and conversation on effectively incorporating sustainability-content into curricula to better equip students with the critical thinking skills necessary to face the social, economic, and environmental challenges of the 21st Century is invited to attend. For more information, contact Jim Walker.

Sustainability Committee, UT Staff Council

UT Staff Council maintains a close strategic relationship with the Office of Sustainability, providing an outlet for staff to collaborate on and find a voice in sustainability-related initiatives at the university.

Staff value sustainability in a fundamentally different manner than students or faculty. Staff consider the institution primarily as place where they practice their craft or profession and earn a living, but collegial partnerships and personal friendships flourish as well. Staff interact with each other frequently and intensely, so the institution supports diversity and inclusion training, and conflict resolution. A positive campus culture is built on efforts to create equitable access to benefits and services, opportunities for leadership and career growth, and is enhanced by sustainability programs to make the workplace healthier, more comfortable, and a contributor to a cleaner environment.

Green Offices and Green Labs

We encourage faculty and staff to implement sustainable practices in their workspaces through our Green Offices and Green Labs programs.