ITLE Year 1 One Campus, Many Views Grants

One Campus, Many Views Grants of from $5,000 to $25,000 each to develop curricular and co-curricular programs that engage faculty, staff and students on issues that affect the welfare of the campus, local, national and global communities.

PIONEERING GLOBAL FRONTIERS: UTILIZING THE E.N. THOMPSON FORUM ON WORLD ISSUES AS A GUIDE ($24,760)

Debra Mullen, Undergraduate Studies
Linda Major, Student Involvement
Patrice McMahon, Political Science
Patrice Berger, University Honors Program

The E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues is a vehicle for Nebraskans to learn about cultures other than their own. This project will expand and deepen the current efforts of the forum. The project consists of three parts. The first will have the students prepare for the forum in advance through co-curricular activities so they can critically interact with the teacher. The second component will support faculty who integrate Forum topics into their curricula. The third component will create the E.N. Thompson International Scholars Community. The goal of the community is to provide first-year students with the opportunity to explore world issues, engage in service learning that augments classroom experience, and to participate in forum events, including meeting with the forum speaker in a small-group setting. Students will work within a targeted selection of coursework and meetings focused on international studies.

Linda Major and Debra Mullen

GREENING THE CURRICULUM: ECOLOGICAL LITERACY IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT ($25,000)

Nathan Krug, Architecture, and Duncan Case, Interior Design
Kevin Houser, Architectural Engineering
Bruce Fischer, Construction Management
Kip Hulvershorn, Community and Regional Planning

A primary contention for expansion and enhancement of a university education through curriculum greening is to acknowledge that human society is affecting the environment in ways that are historically unprecedented. A cross-disciplinary task force has been assembled from architecture, architectural engineering, community and regional planning, construction management and interior design.

The grant will promote and provide the integration of principles of sustainability and "green building and development" in multiple disciplines. The grant will also set up a framework and expertise to provide university-wide, as well as continuing education, in the area of sustainability in relation to the built environment.

The mission of the task force, composed of the co-authors listed above, will be to identify a set of shared courses from the five programs that would benefit from the integration of green building and development practices.

Nathan Krug and Duncan Case

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PREPARING ITLE-5 PROPOSALS
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  • Two proposals win funding - see our March newsletter.
  • Call for Proposals - due to deans Oct. 17, 2008.
  • Deadline for Deans to submit Year 5 ITLE proposals from their colleges was Oct. 28, 2008.
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