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Projecto Sin Fronteras


Faculty Development Workshop

April 10th & 11th, 2015



Project Sin Fronteras is a 2-Day Workshop designed to serve as a transformational platform that infuses Sustainability Concepts and Practices into the UTPA & UTB curriculum beginning Fall 2014. This program provides participants with information and skills to produce a new* or revised course syllabus. Participants who complete and commit to teaching the workshop syllabus within one academic year of graduation will receive a $500.00 stipend.

Sustainability address three realms of human/nature interaction: the environmental, the social , and the economic. External accrediting bodies are beginning to require the inclusion of sustainability within the curriculum (e.g. Business, Engineering) and recent studies have begun to link sustainability curriculum to attracting disadvantaged students to STEM fields, its role in co-curricular and service learning, and as a means of student engagement.

*Please note that revised courses will receive preference over new courses; new course proposals should be permanent additions to the program/university curriculum.

For more information on what Project Sin Fronteras is:

Project Sin Fronteras Testimonials - Spring 2014

Introducing the Triple Bottom Line: Project Sin Fronteras (Business Adviser Magazine Article)

Professional Development Resources Available:

Conferences by Date

Resource Links for Sustainability in Curriculum and Education

Resources from PSF Fall 2014 Session:

Green Film Shorts

Infusing Sustainability Examples

Sustainability Rubric MVCC

Defining Sustainability Presentation

Michelle Zurawski's Presentation

Project Sin Fronteras Fall 2014 Photo Album

Project Sin Fronteras Sustainability Faculty Champions:

Dr Duarte's Cardboard Play Day Video

UTB Opens Texas' First Cardboard Play Day - Brownsville Herald

UTB Opens Texas' First Cardboard Play Day - Valley Star

Southmost Association for the Education of Young Children

Cardboard Play Day at UTB Campus - Photo Gallery

Brownsville Herald: Grant to Fund Master’s Program in Early Childhood Special Education

Brownsville Scrap Paper, Inc.

Related Articles:

The Campus as a Four-Year Undergraduate Learning Laboratory on Sustainability: Linking Facilities, Operations, Curriculum, and Community Engagement

Up the Pyramid, Around the Loop—Action Research Cultivates Sustainability Scholars to Green the Campus

Embedding Sustainability in Marketing Curriculum: An Applied U.S.-Mexico Border Region Case Study