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.
Three recipients were chosen as fellows in 2021. This was the second annual call for fellows. In 2020 seven successful applicants were awarded from the first round of submissions. The CCWG plans to continue the incentive program, which also includes intellectual and pedagogical support for the new climate change teaching fellows by pairing them with experienced faculty members serving as mentors. All faculty are encouraged to consider adding their courses to the existing Minor in Climate Change Studies or the Graduate Certificate in Climate Change Policy and Management. For more information, please contact Dr. Denise Keele.
Climate change studies minor
Climate 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
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.
The Georgeau Climate Change Scholarship provides $6000 funding for three students enrolled in the certificate program. Apply now by sending the following to Program Director, Dr. Paul Clements: 1) a statement of purpose, 2) official or unofficial transcript(s), and 3) a resume or C.V.