PALS - Partnership for Academic Leadership in Sustainability
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2011 @ 3:26 pm
On September 29th and 30th, thirty academic leaders from 30 independent colleges of Art and Design will return to Pratt to continue to create a new vision for design education that responds to the complex nature of our world. Each PALS "Fellow" has been appointed by the president of their institution to participate in a collaborative effort to link the resources of independent art and design colleges around the critical environmental, social and human centered design issues that face us. Together we are responding the the question, "How do we ensure that our students are prepared to engage in the creation of a healthy, just and sustainable future?" This year the focus is on academic performance measures that will rate the success of our programs and the creation of a shared online platform that will be a catalyst for inter-institutional education.
“It is our responsibility to create new educational models that prepare and inspire our graduates to envision the future” - Dr. Thomas Schutte
The purpose of the PALS group and summit is to work collectively to build a strategic plan for sharing and leveraging our resources to better integrate sustainability into art and design programs. Each “Fellow” has been key to defining the PALS strategic action plan. The PALS Cohort meets monthly online and comes back together annually in September to continue to develop and implement tools for collaboration. For more information contact Debera Johnson; Academic Director of Sustainability at email@example.com