Global Climate Leadership Faculty Awards

In November 2013 President Napolitano announced UC’s Carbon Neutrality initiative, which commits UC to emitting net zero greenhouse gases from its buildings and vehicle fleet by 2025, something no other major university system has done. To advise UC on achieving this goal UC's Global Climate Leadership Council (GCLC) is providing funding through UCOP to support:

Faculty Climate Action Champion Award

One $25,000 award to support faculty leadership in scholarship and teaching about climate action solutions for the 2016-17 academic year. Projects must engage students and provide campus-wide leadership in carbon neutrality and sustainability issues. Download application instructions here and submit final proposals to scasey@ucsc.edu. Application deadline extended to May 23. 

Faculty Skills Sharing and Networking Workshops

Bringing sustainability and climate change into the curriculum could be as simple as having a field trip on the UCSC Natural Reserves or doing a one-day lesson on how climate change impacts or interacts with course subjects. 

UCSC is hosting a two-part workshop for faculty interested in integrating sustainability or climate change into existing curriculum. The first part of the workshop, held May 20th, 2016, brought together twenty-four faculty from the five academic division to receive support for updating their curriculum. On November 4, 2016 those same faculty will report back on how they have or plan to update their curriculum. There are a limited number of spots for additional faculty who would like to participate in this workshop. 

Faculty from all disciplines are invited to apply. Interested instructors, please email scasey@ucsc.edu. Breakfast refreshments will be provided and pre-registration is required.