20th Anniversary Retreat
June 18-20, 2024
Are you interested in meeting and working with colleagues throughout the six-college EcoLeague consortium? Are you interested in learning about and contributing to sustainability projects on your campus and beyond? If so, please join faculty and staff from your college and the other EcoLeague colleges at the consortium’s 20th anniversary retreat at College of the Atlantic (COA) in Bar Harbor, Maine from Tuesday-Thursday, June 18-20, 2024, and post-retreat stay in COA housing for a few summer days in coastal Maine. If you are interested in attending, reach out to your campus’s EcoLeague Chief Academic Officer/s for details:
- Alaska Pacific University: Provost Hilton Hallock
- College of the Atlantic: Provost Ken Hill
- Dickinson College: Provost Neil Weissman or Associate Provost Neil Leary
- New College of Florida: Provost Suzanne Sherman
- Northland College: Provost Alan Brew
- Prescott College: Provost Erin Lotz
Retreat attendees will use our time together to imagine the next phase of sustainability education and sustainability operations and facilities management on the consortium’s various campuses and reflect on lessons learned from the first 20 years of EcoLeague’s existence. Bringing together faculty, administrators, and others involved in sustainability initiatives throughout the consortium, the retreat will take place over parts of three workweek days on Maine’s Mount Desert Island, allowing for local adventures during the retreat led by our COA colleagues to sites such as Acadia National Park. For a modest fee, participants will have the option of staying in COA housing through the weekend to use as a base from which to explore coastal Maine. The retreat will include interactive sessions in which participants will share perspectives, experiences, and pedagogies in selected areas of study and explore opportunities for collaborations across the EcoLeague member colleges for immersive learning programs, co-taught courses, faculty professional development, research and scholarship, campus and community sustainability initiatives, and support of student wellbeing, career exploration, recruitment, and retention. The specific session topics will be developed with input from potential attendees.
Each EcoLeague member college will nominate faculty/staff members to attend this destination retreat. Partial financial support will be available for a limited number of faculty and staff members from the EcoLeague with additional support provided by your home EcoLeague institution.