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Call for Proposals: The Cumberland Project

Jan. 12, 2012—In this time of environmental change and uncertainty, institutions of higher education play a vital role in helping the public meet the numerous challenges to sustainability.  Many individuals and institutions have taken up this challenge, as evidenced by the development of organizations such as the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and...

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Teaching Social Responsibility at Vanderbilt – A Report from the CFT’s 25th Anniversary Symposium

Oct. 3, 2011—by Joe Bandy, Assistant Director The CFT’s 25th anniversary symposium involved three major themes on the future of teaching at Vanderbilt, two of which have been the subject of previous blogs – changing technologies and economic challenges to higher education.  The third theme was focused on the challenges of teaching social responsibility in today’s world...

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Service Learning for Sustainability Event Recap

Jan. 12, 2011—On November 12th, the Center for Teaching and the Tennessee Higher Education Sustainability Association (THESA) were proud to co-host a one day workshop integrating service learning and sustainability education entitled, “Service Learning for Sustainability.”  Both service learning and sustainability are areas of innovation in higher education that share a commitment to place, to community engagement,...

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