Would you like to work with a community organization to address a local sustainability issue in one of your classes? Are you interested in integrating community-based field trips, research projects, or other assignments into specific courses? SUNY Fredonia‘s Academic Community Exchange (FACE) center offers support for sustainability projects through workshops, networking opportunities, and help with individual course development. Working with the Office of Sponsored Programs, FACE also assists faculty members in identifying and developing grants for innovative service learning courses and other forms of academically based community engagement that address local sustainability issues.
Service-Learning and other Community Partner ConnectionsAre you interested in incorporating service-learning assignments or other community-based sustainability projects into your classes? Please visit our Community Partners page to learn about local sustainability organizations and their expertise and needs, or fill out our FACE Faculty Survey to begin building a campus-community partnership. For more information about service-learning and its mutual benefits for students and community partners, please visit the FACE Service-Learning page.
Course and Research Development
In collaboration with the Professional Development Center, we offer course design workshops and opportunities for faculty to exchange best practices in teaching community engagement courses. Please see FACE’s list of campus and community events for upcoming workshop schedules. For help expanding or sharing your sustainability community-based research, please contact Dr. Sherri Mason, FACE's Community-Based Research Coordinator.
Getting Involved on Campus
To address a wide range of sustainability issues, the campus has created 15 subcommittees, including recycling, food, energy, transportation, green landscaping, technology, and green building. To join a subcommittee or to find out about subcommittee meeting times, please visit the Go Green website.