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  • 1. 2014 CCAP Summer Program Conference Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies and Sustainability Research and Education Systems Thinking and Strategic Approach For Greater Faculty and Student Success Conference Program (Draft) Brief Descriptions of Each Session* Available Soon *Tentative Session Titles 2014 CCAP Summer Meeting Program (Draft) Monday June 09, 2014 Time Program 9:30 AM Registration Opens 10:00 AM – NOON CCAP Executive Committee Meeting: Strategic direction and future of CCAP (Session Leaders: Allessandra Cairo and Nancy Lee Wood )  What do people value? Best recruiting strategies for new members/institutions  What makes people join CCAP? How to improve services we offer  How do we find out about them? NOON – 1:00 PM Lunch Break (CEDD Executive Committee Members) 1:00 – 3:00 PM Session A: Community Colleges, Communities, and Sustainability (Session Leader: Allessandra Cairo)  Reports by CCAP members and sharing of the work being done at their respective institutions: Each CCAP member shares one highlight about sustainability education and/or outreach effort that has proven to be a great learning experience. (40 Minutes)  Collaborative Opportunities and Creating Nexuses (50 minutes)  Summarizing the outcomes and plan for moving ideas into action (30 minutes) 3:00 – 3:30 PM Break 3:30 – 4:15 PM Session B: New Member Orientation (Led by NCSE Staff) 4:15-5:00 PM Session C: CCAP Organization and Structure – Discussions and Planning to build CCAP’s structure similar to CEDD ( Session Leader: Bob Franco) 5:00 – 6:00 PM Break / Take a Walk / Relax / Refresh 6:00 – 8:00 PM Networking, dinner and keynote address - Dr. Quentin Wheeler – President, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, State University of New, York. Tuesday June 10, 2014 Time Program 8:00 AM Registration Opens 8:00 – 8:45 AM Breakfast 9:00 – 10:00 AM Morning Keynote Speaker - Dr. Debra Rowe, President U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development.
  • 2. 10:00 – 10:15 AM Break 10:15 – 11:30 AM Session D: Interdisciplinary Environmental and Sustainability Education, Research, and Outreach – Community College Census (Session Leader: Shirley Vincent)  Presentation by Shirley Vincent (30 min)  Q&A (interactive conversation) with Shirley Vincent (25 minutes)  Provide and share thoughts or recommendations (to Shirley) about opportunities to conduct a census that best reflects the diversity of sustainability education in community colleges 11:30 – 11:45 Break 11:45 – 1:00 PM Lunchtime Keynote Speaker - TBA 1:00 – 1:15 PM Break 1:15 – 2:15 PM Session E: The state of environmental degree programs and the growth of separate sustainability degrees at community colleges (Session Leader: TBD) CCAP members will discuss various issues in groups and share the outcomes with one another. Importantly, the group will focus on the outcomes of the discussions. For example, can CCAP prepare a one-pager that can be handed off to their academic leadership and to encourage them to create or expand upon these programs? It would be really great to have something that says simply:  Here are the national trends – this is real, it is here and it is not going away  Here are the key contenders – they’re already doing this. Some Questions to consider  What should comprehensive environmental curricula for the 21st century look like? Integrating climate change adaptation and mitigation, socio-environmental synthesis, and multiple scientific and cultural perspectives  Are we satisfied with how our current curricula address these issues?  Are there environmental challenges or learning outcomes we are potentially neglecting when we focus on climate change?  What if anything distinguishes an environmental from a sustainability degree?  To what degree should we integrate more sustainability, resiliency, diversity, adaptation and mitigation into existing degree programs?  What are other ways to invigorate curricula to resonate with today’s students?  Will these efforts at curriculum revision be a burden or opportunity?  Finally, how do we enact these potential changes while maintaining the strengths of our existing curricula: what are the additional resources demands and where should we start thinking about funding for these resources? This part of the discussion will continue in the session F breakout on “Marketing Interdisciplinary Environmental Programs as a coherent field of study nationally”. 2:15 – 2:45 PM Session E Outcomes: Formulating outcomes and actionable items for implementation purposes
  • 3. 2:45 – 3:00 PM Break 3:00 – 4:00 PM Session F Education, Resources, and Partnerships: Expanding Portfolio of Funding Opportunities (Session Leader: TBD )  Sustainability Centers at Colleges : An Entrepreneurial Approach to Accomplish Academic Goals  How to find funding resources for financing student and campus projects  "Marketing" IES programs as a coherent field of study nationally  Other topics? 4:00 – 4:30 PM Session F Outcomes: Formulating outcomes and actionable items for implementation purposes 4:30 – 5:00 PM Break / refresh / relax 5:00 – 5:30 PM Travel to Yonkers, NY for tour of The Science Barge 5:30 – 6:30 PM Tour of The Science Barge 6:30 - 8:30 PM Dinner (on their own, many restaurants in the neighborhood) 8:45 – 9:15 PM Travel back to Hotel Wednesday June 11, 2014 Time Program 8:00 – 8:45 AM Breakfast 9:00 – 10:00 AM Session G: NCSE Programs and Services (Session Leader: Nancy Lee Wood)  NCSE presentation (report) on the Academic Federal Dialogue, and the Congressional Visit day  Highlight value of NCSE programs and services  Brainstorming/discussion on how to promote activities among member institutions  2015 National Conference Listening Session: CEDD members share their thoughts and ideas about the 2015 National Conference on “Energy and Climate Conference” 10:00 – 10:15 AM Break 10:15 – 11:30 AM Session H : CCAP Organization and Structure – Outcomes and Next Steps 11:30 AM – Noon Pick up boxed lunches and prepare to head down for the CEDD-AESS joint workshop at The Pace University, New York, NY. Noon – 1:00 PM Travel to Pace University, New York, NY 2:00 – 5:00 PM CEDD – CCAP – AESS Workshops  Building a Bridge between Two-year and Four-year Colleges and universities: Collaborative Solution-based Approach for Creating National Models for Interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences and Sustainability Programs (Coordinator: Sudeep Vyapari)