Funded Mini-Grant Proposals
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Michael Rogers, Department of Physics - Ithaca College (2006-07)
Proposal: Creating a sustainability assessment plan across disciplines
Outcomes: To research existing valid and reliable assessment instruments in a range of disciplines related to sustainability issues, and to design assessment implementation plans to address the range of participants in sustainability education. This will result in the creation of a website containing downloadable assessment plans, instruments - including both formative and summative instruments recognized by national funding sources, and instructions for their use.
Michael ”Bodhi” Rogers, Department of Physics - Ithaca College (2005-06)
Proposal: Incorporating sustainability in Thermodynamics (315-320).
Outcome: This project developed a unit on heat engines, energy transfer and efficiency in the perspective of sustainability. By promoting problem-solving with respect to heat engines, students earn the tools to examine wind turbines, water turbines, hydrologic cycles and global climate change.
Beth Ellen Clark Joseph, Department of Physics - Ithaca College (2003-04)
Proposal: Integration of Sustainability into a new course on Earth Science
Outcome: A course syllabus for a new course, “Evolution of a Habitable World,” which was taught in Spring 2004.