[FACULTY RESOURCE]: How do we re-humanize our institutions?

In this webinar, Krista Hiser and Matt Lynch share lessons from an ongoing dialogue in the University of Hawaii system about indigenous knowledge and global sustainability in the context of a complex history of social injustices, and contemporary communities already experiencing localized climate change impacts:

A concept paper from Hawaii’s 5th Annual Summit Sustainability in Higher Education will be shared, with emphasis on a panel of scholars representing indigenous and western frameworks exploring “the Meeting of Wisdoms between ancestral knowledge and modern empirical sciences”.

(From L to R): Tim Botkin, Albie Miles, Aurora Vivani-Kagawa, Rosie Alegado, Noa Lincoln, Pauline Chinn, Matthew K Lynch. March 16, 2017 #HSHE17

Krista and Matt will share a synthesis of sustainability learning outcomes, pedagogical practices, and suggestions for mutual strengthening of indigenous communities and approaches to sustainability in higher education.

An interdisciplinary dialogue and professional development opportunities for faculty to update and transform their courses and help the University of Hawaii system to ho’omauo* is ongoing, guided by the following questions:

  • How can we rebuild trust?
  • How can we re-humanize our institutions?

Mauo = the perpetuation of our well-being
*ho’omauo = to perpetuate our well-being