TELI 2010

Program Description

The 2010 institute was taught by faculty teams from the School of Arts and Sciences, Tisch College, and the Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE). Administrative support and curriculum resources were provided by the Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE) and the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT).

The workshop included expert presentations as well as sessions devoted to curricular development and group discussion. The institute’s final day was dedicated to participants’ curriculum planning, culminating in a brief presentation of their planned course modifications.

View the TELI 2010 Workshop Invitation here.

TELI 2008 Beth discussing horizontal
TELI 2010 participants

Workshop Topics and Presenters:

  Lawrence Bacow President, Tufts University
  The Environment and Higher Education
  • Overview of just sustainability Presenter: Julian Agyeman, Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning
  • Sustainability in Higher Education Presenter: Tony Cortese, Second Nature
  Women, Race, and Environmental Justice
  • Overview led by Presenters: Modhumita Roy, Women’s Studies and English
    Elizabeth Ammons, English
  • Screening and discussion of film Darwin’s Nightmare
   Economics, Sustainability, and Climate Change
  • Science of Climate Change Presenter: William Moomaw, Fletcher
  • Greening Economics Presenter: Brian Roach, Global Development and Environment Institute
  • Greenhouse Development Rights Presenter: Sivan Kartha, Stockholm Environment Institute
  • Economics of the Environment Presenter: Jonathan Harris, Global Development and Environment Institute

Active Citizenship and the Environment

  • Defining Active Citizenship Presenter: Robert Hollister, Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service
  • Community Action for the Environment in Boston Presenter: Penn Loh, Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning
  • Youth Civic Engagement and the Environment Presenter: Peter Levine, Tisch College and CIRCLE
  • Civic Environmentalism Debate Presenter: Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service
  • Discussion of resources at Tufts and Tisch College

TELI 2008 participants visiting a wind turbine in Hull
TELI 2010  participants converse during a curriculum session


Meet the TELI 2010 participants

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