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  • Certificate in Decision Making for Climate Change UBC Continuing Studies Centre for Sustainability CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABILITY | UBC CONTINUING STUDIES Decision Making for Climate Change Multi-University Partnership for 100% Online Professional Development UPCEA 2011 “Doing What Matters” Toronto, Canada April 7, 2011 William Koty Director, Centre for Sustainability UBC Continuing Studies CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABILITY | UBC CONTINUING STUDIES About this talk Program Certificate in Decision Making for Climate Change Jointly offered 100% online by: University of Washington Professional and Continuing Education University of California Irvine Extension Northwestern University School Continuing Studies University of British Columbia Continuing Studies Main topics of this talk Climate change as an educational domain Managing a collaboration Curriculum AdministrationUPCEA 2011 1
  • Certificate in Decision Making for Climate Change UBC Continuing Studies Centre for Sustainability CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABILITY | UBC CONTINUING STUDIES CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABILITY | UBC CONTINUING STUDIES Decision Making for Climate Change | A brief history Winter 2008: Initial proposal David Szatmary, Vice Provost, University of Washington Educational Outreach July 2008: Partners committed Northwestern UC – Irvine UBC UW Fall 2008: Program design finalized Spring 2009: Program launch Fall 2009: First cohort of 25 students Spring 2010: Second cohort 30 students Fall 2010: 85 students had been accepted into the programUPCEA 2011 2
  • Certificate in Decision Making for Climate Change UBC Continuing Studies Centre for Sustainability CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABILITY | UBC CONTINUING STUDIES Am I going to Is global look like a warming schmuck? really man made? CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABILITY | UBC CONTINUING STUDIES Organizations that confirm man-made climate change US National Academy of Science NASA Global Climate Change http://dels.nas.edu/Climate/Reports- http://climate.nasa.gov Academies-Findings Chinese Government Climate Change Info-Net American Association for the Advancement of http://www.ccchina.gov.cn/en/ Science Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs http://www.aaas.org/news/press_room/climat http://www.mofa.go.jp/POLICY/environment/w e_change arm/cop/index.html UK Royal Society Climate Change Government of India, Ministry of Environment http://royalsociety.org/Energy-Environment- and Forests: and-Climate-Change http://www.envfor.nic.in/cc/index.htm US Governments Global Change Research UNs Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Program http://www.globalchange.gov Change: http://www.ipcc.ch European Union Climate Change UK Met Office http://ec.europa.eu/clima/news/index_en.htm http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climatechangeUPCEA 2011 3
  • Certificate in Decision Making for Climate Change UBC Continuing Studies Centre for Sustainability CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABILITY | UBC CONTINUING STUDIES And a few more… Australian Academy of Sciences Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Royal Society of Canada NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies Russian Academy of Sciences (GISS) Academy of Science of South Africa National Oceanic and Atmospheric Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Italy Administration (NOAA) Academia Mexicana de Ciencias, Mexico Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Royal Society of the United Kingdom (RS) Leopoldina, Germany American Geophysical Union (AGU) Académie des Sciences, France American Institute of Physics (AIP) National Indian National Science Academy Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Science Council of Japan American Meteorological Society Chinese Academy of Sciences Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Indonesian Academy of Sciences Society (CMOS) Royal Irish Academy Australian Academy of Sciences Academy of Sciences Malaysia American Association of State Climatologists Academy Council of the Royal Society of Geological Society of America New Zealand American Astronomical Society (AMS) CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABILITY | UBC CONTINUING STUDIES Climate change understanding | Seven stages of grief Shock “WTF!” Denial “No, the scientists got it wrong.” Bargaining “Maybe I can offset my flight to Toronto?” Fear “I might lose my job!” “What kind of future will my grandchildren have?” Anger “Damn oil companies.” Despair “We can’t change. It’s human nature. The system is the way it is.” Acceptance “We can work together to create a better way.”UPCEA 2011 4
  • Certificate in Decision Making for Climate Change UBC Continuing Studies Centre for Sustainability CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABILITY | UBC CONTINUING STUDIES "People only accept change in necessity and see necessity only in crisis.” ~Jean Monnet CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABILITY | UBC CONTINUING STUDIES Certificate in Decision Making for Climate ChangeUPCEA 2011 5
  • Certificate in Decision Making for Climate Change UBC Continuing Studies Centre for Sustainability CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABILITY | UBC CONTINUING STUDIES About the program | Courses Four courses One from each university Climate Literacy: Navigating Climate Conversations (UBC) Climate science and causes of global warming Policy Responses and Options (Northwestern) Global look at government policies and options Strategic Planning for Adaptation to Climate Change (UW) Scenarios, long-term planning, risk assessment, cost analysis The Business of Mitigating Climate Change (UC-I) Financial, environmental and business aspects of mitigation $900 per course Each course is 30 hours Receive 12 CEUs for completion of the program CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABILITY | UBC CONTINUING STUDIES About the program | Target audiences Initial target audiences Additional ones that showed up Municipal, Regional, State and Educators Federal Officials Students, teachers and administrators, Environmental Planners K-12 to lifelong learning Environmental Managers Natural and applied scientists Corporate Managers Chemical and biological engineering, Utility Managers meteorology, ecology, geology, forestry Consultants Community planners Urban design, transportation planning, community outreach, land-use planning Manufacturers Supply chain, marketing and PR Financial analysts and economistsUPCEA 2011 6
  • Certificate in Decision Making for Climate Change UBC Continuing Studies Centre for Sustainability CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABILITY | UBC CONTINUING STUDIES About the program | Learning outcomes Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to: Understand key concepts and terms surrounding climate change Analyze scientific, demographic, economic and political factors concerning climate change Examine government policy development and enforcement in a variety of countries and contexts Assess an organization’s or community’s impact on the environment Make strategic decisions about adapting to, and minimizing the effects of, climate change CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABILITY | UBC CONTINUING STUDIES Collaboration ― a dance of fools?UPCEA 2011 7
  • Certificate in Decision Making for Climate Change UBC Continuing Studies Centre for Sustainability CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABILITY | UBC CONTINUING STUDIES My views on collaboration It’s scary A potential lack of control Non-hierarchical No direct control over partners Carrot and stick controls non-existent Prone to challenges Often not perceived as strategic or core operations Out of sight, out of mind Problems are not always obvious CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABILITY | UBC CONTINUING STUDIES Why collaborate on Decision Making for Climate Change? Our collective heads of departments support partnering New topical area with little educational history Access to subject-matter experts Rapid development Risk mitigation Market reach PositioningUPCEA 2011 8
  • Certificate in Decision Making for Climate Change UBC Continuing Studies Centre for Sustainability CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABILITY | UBC CONTINUING STUDIES Some surprises No agreement was ever signed No MOU, no partnership contract Shared sense of necessity and opportunity Informal policy developed There was a perception of lots of big issues that would have to be sorted out The reality was that normal internal processes within each institution were adequate Each institution had similar functions, though their implementation differed slightly, but it didn’t matter (for the most part) Initial tentativeness towards the collaboration turned out to be mostly ease and simplicity CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABILITY | UBC CONTINUING STUDIES Partner insights and conclusions Partnership “management” is critical Shared vision important Mutual respect a necessity Communication is everything Good program coordinators a must Passion for shared vision helpful Empowered to make decisions Program needs to be successful to maintain momentumUPCEA 2011 9
  • Certificate in Decision Making for Climate Change UBC Continuing Studies Centre for Sustainability CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABILITY | UBC CONTINUING STUDIES Challenges & Solutions CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABILITY | UBC CONTINUING STUDIES Key challenges Curriculum Program design Instructors Development Delivery Administration Finance Marketing Student informationUPCEA 2011 10
  • Certificate in Decision Making for Climate Change UBC Continuing Studies Centre for Sustainability CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABILITY | UBC CONTINUING STUDIES Curriculum challenges Course selection Knew we had four courses Each university indicated their preference Instructor selection Only one university had a challenge finding subject-matter expertise Course development Advisory committee worked on high-level design Instructors shared course outlines Online content versus text books Delivery Common versus diversity of learning management systems Three universities use Moodle and one uses Blackboard CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABILITY | UBC CONTINUING STUDIES Administrative challenges | Finance Revenue sharing Each institution keeps its own revenue $900 per course Based on averages among institutions Exchange rate independenceUPCEA 2011 11
  • Certificate in Decision Making for Climate Change UBC Continuing Studies Centre for Sustainability CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABILITY | UBC CONTINUING STUDIES Administrative challenges | Marketing Marketing Many questions about how best to market Create a partnership website? Joint brochure? Joint press release? Joint budgets? Decided to each his own No one had to do anything different Individual websites and collateral material Normal operations with no additional costs Though we did do a joint press release to formalize the collaboration CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABILITY | UBC CONTINUING STUDIES Administrative challenges | Student Information Program applications Selected one university’s process Small application fee covers cost Applications uploaded to shared server Course scheduling Originally cohort based, once a year One course per term per institution Moved to four intakes per year (anytime) Normally two courses available in any term Student tracking Each institution keeps its own records At the end of each course, completion records compiled into a master list at UWUPCEA 2011 12
  • Certificate in Decision Making for Climate Change UBC Continuing Studies Centre for Sustainability CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABILITY | UBC CONTINUING STUDIES Administrative challenges | Student Information continued Assessment and grading Differentiated standards E.g. UBC has a 60% pass number grade, UC-I a letter grade and UW pass/fail Certificate-wide standard was problematic Each institution follows its own grading policy Generation of diplomas A unique certificate was developed containing the logos of all four universities Northwestern volunteered to print and distribute Sense of community Student engagement was a concern Student profiles are essential Group assignments have become the norm CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABILITY | UBC CONTINUING STUDIES InsightsUPCEA 2011 13
  • Certificate in Decision Making for Climate Change UBC Continuing Studies Centre for Sustainability CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABILITY | UBC CONTINUING STUDIES Insights | Climate change education Huge growth area (in the future) Beginning the anthropocene epoch in geologic time Every society, jurisdiction and business will be affected Current social-political interregnum in N.A. between denial and acceptance Adaptation strategies will be big Particularly in areas at risk, e.g. coastal lowlands and desertification Mitigation efforts more tenuous Dependent on international collaboration CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABILITY | UBC CONTINUING STUDIESUPCEA 2011 14
  • Certificate in Decision Making for Climate Change UBC Continuing Studies Centre for Sustainability CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABILITY | UBC CONTINUING STUDIES Insights | Managing a collaboration When not to worry When to worry Partners are peers Staff are not communicating with Reputation not an issue each other (or you) Don’t normally compete Staff turn-over Money isn’t controversial Student workload and grading Common pedagogy exists Differentiation and perceived Using similar delivery platforms unfairness breeds contempt (LMS) With the details When you have good people Marketing involved Registrations CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABILITY | UBC CONTINUING STUDIES Insights | Deciding to collaborate When to collaborate When not to collaborate Shared values, shared vision exist If revenue maximization is critical Definable opportunity When large markets exist Similar business models When credibility isn’t an issue Expertise isn’t local When trust is not present Extend market reach When the boss doesn’t care Diversity contributes to learning When you’re not having funUPCEA 2011 15
  • Certificate in Decision Making for Climate Change UBC Continuing Studies Centre for Sustainability CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABILITY | UBC CONTINUING STUDIES Insights | Stay informed My favourite climate change websites and blogs NASA (http://climate.nasa.gov ) DeSmogBlog (www.desmogblog.com) Real Climate (www.realclimate.org) Climate Change (http://chriscolose.wordpress.com) Deep Climate (http://deepclimate.org) Climate Progress (http://climateprogress.org) Climate Now (www.climatenow.net) Climate Science Watch (www.climatesciencewatch.org) CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABILITY | UBC CONTINUING STUDIES Questions? Comments?UPCEA 2011 16
  • Certificate in Decision Making for Climate Change UBC Continuing Studies Centre for Sustainability CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABILITY | UBC CONTINUING STUDIES Thank you!UPCEA 2011 17