Fill out the qualtrics application form to apply to be a Faculty Fellow for the Fall 2024. To be considered for selection, we ask you to submit your application by February 22nd, 2024.

Climate Change Faculty Fellow Expectations

  • Retreat: CCFFs will participate in 1.5-day retreat held during the week between final exams and graduation weekend. During the retreat, CCFFs will meet each other, discuss how climate change bears on their work, how their discipline can address climate change concerns, and how they might discuss their work on climate change with undergraduate students.
  • Short Video: Prior to the first class meeting, CCFFs will work with Justin Shapiro to shoot a short (4-6 minute) video. The video will take the form of a mini-TED Talk or a conversation that presents how you deal with climate change in your own work. The videos will be provided to students in UNIV 102 and Duke faculty, staff, and alumni. Our goal is to build a video library showcasing how members of our University community have centered climate issues across disciplines and fields.
  • Student Preparation for Class: CCFFs will also, in collaboration with Rick Larrick, Emily Bernhardt, and Justin Shapiro, compile a list of “Conversation Starters” (written texts and/or works of art that speak to climate change in some way) for students to engage with and discuss during the course. One CCFF and their proposed conversation starter(s) will be featured each week of the semester. Prior to the class, students will engage with the work(s) and respond to a short set of guiding questions via Canvas.
  • Conversation in Class: During the first hour of the class, Rick Larrick and Emily Bernhardt will interview the scholar who chose that week’s assignment. We will ask each faculty member about their life and work and then hold a conversation with the guest with questions submitted by the students.

If you are unable to participate in UNIV 102 as a Climate Change Faculty Fellow, the application survey also provides opportunities to indicate your interest in different levels of engagement with this course, including:

  1. Providing a co-curricular activity for our students.
  2. Submitting information about a climate change-related course that you would like our students to know about. 
  3. Adding your name to our list of people who wish to receive updates about this course.