Daemen College, Wick Student Center
4380 Main Street
Amherst, NY 14226
8:30-9am Registration check-in, continental breakfast
9-9:30am Welcome, Overview of NYS efforts
9:30-10:30am Presentations by faculty from 4 campuses
10:45am-12:15pm Roundtable-Breakout Sessions I
12:15-1:00pm Lunch with networking
1:15-2:15pm Roundtable –Breakout Sessions 2
2:30-3:15pm Summary from Breakout Groups- Discussion of Next Steps for a Regional Network
Be a part of the newly forming WNY Sustainability in Higher Education Network
Who: Faculty, Sustainability Coordinators, Service Learning Staff, Other Interested Parties
What: Networking, Presentations by faculty on projects engaging students on community sustainability issues, Breakout sessions to share ideas and discuss logistical issues across campuses.
When: Friday, March 22, 2013, 9:00am-3:15pm
Where: Daemen College
Background: In 2012, there were several state-wide meetings to discuss ways to increase sustainability education in New York and it was decided that regional meetings could be held to establish networks of faculty and staff that are involved in sustainability issues and service learning across the campuses. The lead sponsor for the Roundtable is New York Campus Compact with cooperating sponsors: The New York State Sustainability Education Working Group, The New York Coalition for Sustainability in Higher Education and WNY Service Learning Coalition.
We hope that this meeting is the start of developing a strong Western New York network that can be an active participant in state-wide efforts, but also engage our students in the increasing number of opportunities in our region. Faculty and students in higher education can make major contributions to current and planned initiatives with our Regional Economic Development Council, Western New York Regional Sustainability Plan and One Region Forward.
Service Learning and Sustainability Staff-
*There will be tables available for displaying, so you may bring institutional or course-related materials to share with other participants.
For more information or to be kept on the mailing list for future events, contact Dr. Brenda Young, firstname.lastname@example.org.