Congratulations to both Professor Stacy Smith, Business/IT faculty member, and Professor Julie Lazzara, Social and Behavioral Sciences faculty member, for being selected to the Summer 2020 Pedagogy Fellowship, a program developed around the United Nations Sustainability Goals. The fellowship gives faculty members from across the world the opportunity to participate in a collaborative, cross-institutional, and cross-disciplinary fellowship project. Faculty will learn to create renewable assignments to help students become ‘agents of change’ in their communities.
“I am excited to be working with faculty across different colleges and disciplines to create meaningful assignments for our students that promote the UN SDG goal of good health and well-being,” said Lazzara.
Smith added that this is a great opportunity “to explore ways to help my students produce a rich body of work that gives space for them to become agents of change within the class and beyond. I hope to also empower students to think outside themselves while taking ownership of their work and pride in their contributions."
The program officially launched the end of May and will inspire faculty to design learning experiences that involve students in assignments that are creative and constructive activities that generate actual value in the world beyond the classroom, fostering a global collaboration. There are 17 sustainable goals for the UN geared towards various topics including climate, poverty/hunger, education, gender equality, economics, innovation and health. Smith will be working on No. 8 Good Jobs and Economic Growth, while Lazzara is working on No. 3 Good Health and Well Being.