Summer 2018: Sustainability Leadership

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Sustainability Leadership

Course: BIOL/OEAS/IDS 467, BIOL/OEAS 567 (three credits)
CRNs: 35510, 35861, 35874, 35855, 35856
Course title: Sustainability Leadership
Instructors: Dr. Hans-Peter Plag, Dr. Tatyana Lobova, Dr. Eddie Hill
Term: Summer 2018 (season 1)
Time: Mondays and Wednesday, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: BAL 2068 -- SRC 1009


Class Schedule

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May 2018

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Apr 30
May 1
May 2
May 3
May 4


May 7


May 8
May 9
May 10
May 11
May 14
Class 1: Prologue: Introduction to the course; Part 1: Sustainability leadership. Part 2: Setting up the projects
Class slides
May 15
May 16
Class 2: Part 1: Wicked problems, participatory modeling and conceptual models. Part 2: Initiating the Research
Class slides
May 17
May 18
6:00 PM: Answers for Question Set 1 are due
May 21
Class 3: Part 1: Decisions, biases, and the creation of knowledge. Part 2: Conceptual models
Class slides

May 22
May 23
Class 4: Part 1: Systems theory — the Earth's life-support system. Part 2: Hazards
Class slides
May 24
May 25
6:00 PM: Answers for Question Set 2 are due
May 28
Memorial Day, no class
May 29
6:00 PM: Draft outline and bibliography for research papers are due
May 30
Class 5: Part 1: Risk Assessments. Part 2: Vulnerabilities
Class slides
May 31
Pickup and validation of Card in Falls Church
Jun 1
6:00 PM: Answers for Question Set 3 are due

June 2018

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Jun 4
Class 6: Evidence-based leadership. Part 2: Foresight
Class slides
Jun 5 Jun 6
Class 7: Part 1: Scenario-based planning. Part 2: Decision making
Class slides
Jun 7
Jun 8
6:00 PM: Answers for Question Set 4 are due.
6:00 PM: Workplan for service learning week is due
Jun 11
Fieldwork Week
Jun 12 Jun 13 Jun 14
Presentations for research project are due.
Draft Research Papers are due.
Jun 15
Jun 18
Class 8: Part 1: Governance for sustainability. Part 2: Options
Class slides
8:00 AM: Answers for Question Set 5 are due
Jun 19 Jun 20
Class 9: Part 1: Ethics and Morality of Conservation - or not to Conserve. Part 2: Recommendations
Class slides
Jun 21
Jun 22
Jun 25

Jun 26 Jun 27 Jun 28
IDS 369 Internship Orientation Workshop
Jun 29
IDS 369 Internship Orientation Workshop

July 2018

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Jul 2
Final Draft of research paper is due on July 1, 2018. Late submission will result in less time for the polishing of the final report.
Jul 3 Jul 4 Jul 5
Jul 6
Fieldwork videos and Reflections are due on July 8, 2018. Late submissions will not be accepted.
Jul 9
Start of Internship
Jul 10 Jul 11 Jul 12
Jul 13
Jul 16

Jul 17
Final research paper is due on July 17, 2018 at midnight.
Jul 18 Jul 19
Jul 20
Jul 23

Jul 24 Jul 25 Jul 26
Jul 27