Syllabus for Sustainability Studio
Welcome to Sustainability Studio!As of February 9th this is what is happening:
- Brian Collins
- Monica Day - leading the Jackson Water Stewardship Adventure
- Christine Geith - course organizer and leading the Farm Art project
- George Lorenzo - leading the Personal Manifesto project
- Paul McConaughy
- Paul McKey
- Joy Riach - leading the Mindful Transformation Project
- Alan Webb - leading the "Love Competency" and DC well-being index projects
Studio Citizen-Circle Projects
- Jackson Water Stewardship Adventure, Jackson, Michigan - Monica Day, Larry Luce, Kat Kulchinski
- Farm Art, East Lansing, Michigan - Karl, Kristin Janka Millar, Stephanie Motschenbacher, Christine Geith
- Mindful Transformation, Virginia Beach, VA and Indiana - Joy Riach, Janelle Alex
- Personal Manifesto project, Monterey, CA - George Lorenzo
- "Love Competency" and Local Well-Being in Washington D.C. - Alan Webb and colleagues
January 26, 2011 Dr. Geoffrey Habron, Assistant Professor, Socioloogy, Michigan State University - Jeff, helped create the MSU Sustainability Specialization and the competency framework, which we're using for Sustainability Studio. Geoff will talk about the competency-based approach to sustainability and how it can guide the design of our projects. He will also talk about his work in water stewardship - which should provide some useful feedback for the Jackson Water Stewardship Adventure.
February 9, 2011 Project Team Discussion
To be scheduled:
Storytelling Models - Chris will organize
Love: How do you recognize love when you see it in community? - Alan and Joy will organize
Taylor Reid is a Doctoral candidate in Community, Food, and Agriculture at Michigan State University. His dissertation focuses on the values and learning processes of first-generation farmers. Taylor also founded BeginningFarmers.org Taylor will share his work and we can get his feedback on our projects such as Farm Art and Mindful Transformation.
10-Question Project Design Form (to be finalized and approved by the course organizer by the end of week #2, no later than February 8th).
1. Project Title:
2. How do you define success for this project and how will you measure it?
3. Briefly describe your project:
4. When does it start and end?
5. Where is it located?
6. What are the names of the people doing the project?
7. List your weekly action plan during the course from January 26-March 16 (refer to the course schedule to list week-by-week activities.
8. How does your project contribute to sustainability?
9. How does your project align with one or more of the sustainability competencies?
10. How will you create a digital story that can be openly published and shared that demonstrates mastery of your selected competencies?
These ten questions are the foundation for the project wiki pages.