Summer 2018: Sustainability Leadership

Class Schedule

Note that all deliverables have to be uploaded to Blackboard.

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
6:00 PM: Answers for Question Set 5 are due
Jun 18
Class 8: Part 1: Governance for sustainability. Part 2: Options
Class slides
Jun 19 Jun 20
Class 9: Part 1: Ethics and Morality of Conservation - or not to Conserve. Part 2: Recommendations
Class slides
Jun 21
Final research papers are due.
Fieldwork videos are due.
Jun 22
Jun 25

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