Register for teaching and learning workshop by Dec. 12

The 2012 Winter Interim Teaching and Learning Workshop is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Jan. 6 in the East Union. The workshop will focus on continuing the integration of systems thinking into the university curriculum. Registration, due by Dec. 12, is free. The session is open to UNL faculty, postdocs and grad students.

The workshop, "Applying Systems-Thinking to Water, Food and Energy Instruction," is organized by the CASNR Teaching and Learning Improvement Committee. Register for the session and a free lunch at

Systems-thinking focuses on the system level and the dynamic interactions among the system’s components and functions. We live in a world comprised of systems that are trans-disciplinary in nature. Many important problems that our society faces today are complex and require a systems approach to develop solutions. Unfortunately, most current instruction fails to develop a systematic and integrated understanding of systems among our students.

Participants will define systems thinking in relation to agricultural and natural resources literacy (sustainable water, food, and energy) and will compose student-learning outcomes related to these areas that we as a faculty can strive to teach towards in our curriculum. Follow up to the workshop will occur later in the spring to continue the implementation plan for the service learning outcomes.

For more information, contact: Tiffany Heng-Moss,, 402-472-8708; Lisa Karr-Lilienthal,, 402-472-6458; or John Markwell,, 402-472-7912.

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