Baird Sustainability Fellows Program
To Honor Excellence in Advancing Sustainability through Academics and Service
APPLICATIONS FOR CANDIDACY ARE DUE BY OCTOBER 31, 2012
Seniors from all majors and all academic divisions are invited to apply for candidacy as Baird Sustainability Fellows, a new college-wide honors program that is being piloted in 2012/2013. The honor of Baird Sustainability Fellow, named for Spencer Fullerton Baird, a prominent naturalist of the 19th century, driving force behind the creation of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum, and Dickinson alumnus and professor, will be awarded to graduating seniors who have advanced sustainability goals on or beyond the Dickinson campus through excellence in scholarship and service.
Earning recognition as a Baird Sustainability Fellow is a two-stage process. Seniors apply by October 31, 2012 to be a Baird Sustainability Fellow candidate. Applicants meeting the rigorous standards of the honor will be accepted as candidates and will participate in the half-credit Baird Honors Colloquium focusing on Living in a World of Limits in the spring 2013 semester, a team-taught, interdisciplinary course. In the colloquium, candidates will explore questions about multiple dimensions of sustainability with Dickinson faculty and guest speakers Bill McKibben, David Orr and others, assemble portfolios of their sustainability work, and defend their candidacies to be Baird Sustainability Fellows. All candidates that meet the high standards of this prestigious honor will be named Baird Sustainability Fellows at the end of the spring semester.
Selection of candidates, and award of the Baird Sustainability Fellow honor, will be decided on the following criteria:
• Attainment of advanced level sustainability competencies and dispositions through academic work, praxis and service.
• Completion of a substantial scholarly or service project of exceptional quality, significance and impact that is related to sustainability.∗
• Demonstrated leadership in advancing sustainability goals of a campus or community group.
• High scholastic achievement, as evidenced by a 3.4 or higher GPA.
• Character and behavior that exemplify the values of civic responsibility, environmental stewardship, social justice and global perspective.
APPLY NOW for your place among the first group of Dickinson graduates to be honored as Baird Sustainability Fellows. This opportunity is open to poets and physicists, artists and anthropologists, philosophers and psychologists, historians and humanists, economists and environmental scientists – anyone who has engaged deeply in scholarship and action aimed at helping to create a sustainable world.
BAIRD SUSTAINABILITY FELLOW INFO SESSIONS WERE HOSTED ON:
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 5:00 pm, Kaufman 178
Friday, October 12, 2012, Noon, Kaufman 178
Wednesday, October 17, 2012, Noon Kaufman 178
Thursday, October 18, 2012, Noon, Kaufman 178
For questions about the program and application process for this award, please contact:
The Center for Sustainability Education (CSE), Kaufman 190
Neil Leary, Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 717.245.1954
Lindsey Lyons, Assistant Director, email@example.com, 717.245.1117
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