On a site visit to the Book and Plow farm, faculty explore ways to integrate the farm into their classes.

The Faculty Affiliate Program

Teaching Sustainability Across the Curriculum

Faculty support is a cornerstone of the Office of Sustainability’s strategy to promote sustainability related interdisciplinary teaching, scholarship, and service. The Faculty Affiliate program is designed to stimulate interdisciplinary conversation, faculty development, and collaboration around campus and community sustainability through monthly gatherings. More information can be found in the Learn More section below.

Learn More

Affiliate faculty gatherings / field trips happen roughly once a month (first half hour socializing with an interactive, one hour program after). The 2023 - 2024 program is a joint program among the Mead Art Museum, Center for Community Engagement, and the Office of Sustainability and is focused on integrating experiential learning into the curriculum. The College received a grant to help support this endeavor. Check out the experiential learning funding portal to learn more. Faculty can receive $2,500 to develop a new course or $500 to develop a new assignment / field trip / lab that incorporates experiential learning. 

The 2023 - 2024 Affiliate Faculty Program

September - Wildlife Sanctuary

October - Civil War Tablets and Photography Exhibition

November - Boundless Exhibit (Mead)

February - The Beneski Museum of Natural History

March - Valentine Dining Hall

April - End of the Year Celebration

For more information about the Faculty Affiliate Program contact Wes Dripps, Director of Sustainability, at wdripps@amherst.edu.