UCLA Health Professional Schools Faculty Course Innovation Workshop

Integrate Climate Change, Sustainability & Health Issues into UCLA Medical, Dental and Nursing Courses

UC President Janet Napolitano charged the Global Climate Leadership Council to advise UC on achieving the ambitious goal of carbon neutrality on our campuses by 2025 while also providing guidance for furthering its other longstanding sustainability goals. The goal is to ensure that the entire UC system plays a leadership role with respect to climate change, sustainability, and their links to health.

Included in the goal is an educational initiative that will build a broad base of UC faculty health sciences members who can form a community of practice engaged in ongoing dialogue and sharing of educational best practices on climate change and sustainability healthcare education. The effort aims to reach and educate health sciences professional students to understand the impact of climate change and sustainability on health.

We are happy to announce a Faculty Course Curriculum Workshop at UCLA. The workshop will mentor participating faculty to add innovative curriculum content on climate change and related sustainability into existing courses across the health disciplines.

WORKSHOP DATE & VENUE: Wednesday June 12, 2019, 9:30 am to 1 pm (lunch included) Factor Building (School of Nursing), room 4-147

FACULTY STIPEND: $1,100 for adding climate change and sustainability to a course, participating in the workshop, and a follow-up networking event in the 2019 fall quarter.

Space is limited to 20 participants. Priority will be given to faculty members who teach courses in which climate change and other sustainability topics are not already a focus.

Application deadline: June 7, 2019.