Faculty Interest Groups (FIGs)
There are many faculty interest groups on campus, These groups provide an opprotuntiy for faculty members to come together around specific topics and individual interests so they may work together toward common goals. Some of the interest groups that relate to sustainability here at Skidmore include:
Skidmore Land Stewardship Faculty Interest Group
The Skidmore Land Stewardship FIG meets monthly to discuss issues and develop recommendations for the current and future uses of the 600-plus acres of woodlands owned by Skidmore College, as well as to consider how those properties are connected to the broader campus goals and plans.
(Cross posted from the Faculty netowrk's Science Literacy page)
The Faculty Network, in collaboration with the Science Literacy Group, proposes to
start a Science Literacy Interest Group that will bring together diverse participants
from across campus (faculty, students, and administrators) to explore ways to enhance
scientific literacy at Skidmore.This group expects to identify interdisciplinary pedagogies,
bring in outside speakers, examine literature regarding innovative programs at other
colleges and universities, and perhaps visit these schools to gain a greater appreciation
for how they have incorporated scientific literacy into their pedagogies and across
If you are interested in joining us, please contact Mark Hofmann or Erica Bastress-Dukehart.