The University of Saskatchewan (USask) prides itself on sustainability in teaching and learning (STL). As part of this goal, USask has introduced the USask Sustainability Faculty Fellows. This role was created to support faculty in designing, instructing, and assessing in ways that build student competencies for sustainability. A total of six Sustainability Faculty Fellows have been appointed for a two-year term including, kinesiology faculty member, Shannon Forrester.
Over two years, Fellows will develop practices in their own courses to help students reflect, share, and act on key competencies for sustainability and then work within their colleges to support other faculty to make an impact through open educational practices and furthering learning for sustainability.
“The sustainability fellowship is an excellent opportunity that compliments the on-going work the college has already initiated in the area of health, wellness, and social justice,” said Forrester.
As a Lecturer in the College of Kinesiology, Shannon advocates for and promotes physical activity to enhance the full spectrum of health and wellness, whether that be physical, social, mental, or even environmental. She encourages students to identify the personal role they will play as Kinesiologists in enhancing the health and wellness of their personal self, their communities, and the planet.
Together with Shannon and the GMCTL, we will be bringing information about what sustainability looks like in a classroom and how we can build sustainability into our courses in Kinesiology over the next two years.
This initiative is led out of the Provost’s office with Fellows receiving support from the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning (GMCTL).