Climate Change Teaching Fellows

In collaboration with the Office of Sustainability, the WMU Climate Change Working Group (CCWG) seeks to foster the integration of climate change as a topic in WMU courses at all levels and in all disciplines, and create an interdisciplinary team of Climate Change Teaching Fellows.  Seven successful applicants were awarded a Climate Change Teaching Fellow mini-grant of $500 in April 2020 from the first round of submissions.  Awardees were selected from a variety of disciplines across campus, including the Departments of English, Family and Consumer Sciences (Interior Design and Nutrition and Dietetics), Gender and Women’s Studies, Geological and Environmental Sciences, and Philosophy. The CCWG executive committee was delighted to receive many excellent submissions and we deeply appreciated learning about the important curricular modifications being considered by so many talented faculty. We invite all faculty to join the CCWG and to consider adding their courses to the existing Minor in Climate Change Studies and/or the recently approved Graduate Certificate in Climate Change Policy and Management (begins Fall 2020). For more information or to get involved, please contact Dr. Denise Keele.

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Climate change studies minor

Hurricane over the Atlantic OceanClimate change studies is an interdisciplinary minor housed in the College of Arts and Sciences at Western Michigan University. The minor provides students with science-based background and a broad understanding of the human relationship to climate change including the social and environmental causes, challenges, and opportunities for mitigation and adaption.


Graduate Certificate in Climate Change Policy and Management

The Climate Change Working Group is pleased to announce a NEW Graduate Certificate in Climate Change Policy and Management beginning Fall 2020.

National and international communities are only beginning to come to grips with the extraordinary challenges that climate change presents. The Graduate Certificate Program in Climate Change Policy and Management serves early and mid-career professionals and students, and those wishing to be effective advocates for climate action. It offers a grounding in the science of climate change causes and consequences, training in areas of policy and management for which demand is likely to increase dramatically, and opportunities to interact with local and regional organizations interested in solving the climate crisis.

Apply Today! Go to and select "Start your graduate application". For more information, contact director and adviser Dr. Paul Clements