ISR SP 2024 Seminar Series :: EH@UH

April 24, 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Mānoa Campus, KUY 201 + zoom

The Institute for Sustainability and Resilience (ISR) Spring 2024 Seminar Series showcases the Environmental Humanities at UH Mānoa (EH@UH). Join us on Wed. 4/24/24, 12:00-1:15 pm KUY 201 + via zoom, as Krista Hiser (KCC) shares the “Teaching Climate Change in Higher Education.” ******************************Abstract: Krista Hiser has studied sustainability and climate change curriculum as a transformative shift in higher education since 2005. She is the former director of the University of Hawaii System Center for Sustainability across the Curriculum and is currently developing the Key Competencies in Sustainability Education framework. Since 2020, she has interviewed faculty from across the UH system for an IRB approved research study on “What faculty know, think, feel, and do about climate change.” The study employed a “live field notes” method in a blog, Teaching Climate Change in Higher Education. Professor Hiser will discuss the study, the blog, and some implications and ideas drawn from what faculty shared about their motivations, influences, and experiences with sustainability and change climate education. What began as a question about faculty professional development turned out to be about the profession of teaching and the purposes of higher education. ****************************************Bio: Krista Hiser is a professor of writing at Kapiʻolani Community College. She teaches ENG 100 with a Sustainability Focus and has taught a climate fiction course (ENG 272) called “Cli Fi, Sci Fi, and the Culture of Sustainability.” She is the host of the Ultimate Cli Fi Book Club, a professional development offering of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). Her Ph.D. in Educational Administration focused on students as stakeholders in curriculum related to sustainability. She is currently on professional leave of absence serving as Senior Advisor for Sustainability Education at the Global Council for Science and the Environment in Washington, D.C. For zoom link, email

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Institute for Sustainability and Resilience, Mānoa Campus

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