Smith has an incredible faculty who are deeply committed to student learning. To increase the environmental literacy of all Smith students, CEEDS supports the faculty in bringing environmental concepts and context to a wide variety of courses.
Curricular Enhancement Program
Every spring CEEDS invites proposals from faculty (and teams of faculty) for modification and enhancement of existing courses. Completed applications should be sent to Joanne Benkley by March 24, 2017.
2016-17 Grant Projects (PDF)
2015-16 Grant Projects (PDF)
2014-15 Grant Projects (PDF)
2013-14 Grant Projects (PDF)
2012-13 Grant Projects (PDF)
2011-12 Grant Projects (PDF)
Faculty Learning Communities
CEEDS brings together faculty from across the disciplines to discuss and explore a current environmental topic. Structured as informal lunchtime gatherings, these conversations foster a collaborative atmosphere where faculty can critically examine a topic from a variety of perspectives.
2015 through the current academic year: Flint Water Crisis
CEEDS partnered with the Jandon Center for Community Engagement to form a learning community around the crisis in Flint, MI. Approximately 30 faculty from 12 different departments/programs participate in regular meetings. As a result of their participation, many faculty have incorporated lessons related to this event into their courses.
2011-12: Short Term Mill River Project
CEEDS collaborated with the Louise W. and Edmund J. Kahn Liberal Arts Institute to offer a two-day workshop which considered the Mill River from the liberal arts perspective. Participants included over twenty faculty, staff, community members and students.
2010-11: Deep Water Horizon
CEEDS partnered with the Sherred Center for Teaching and Learning to form a learning community around the Deepwater Horizon tragedy. As a result of their participation, many faculty incorporated elements of this event into their courses.
The MacLeish Field Station is available year round for faculty research, field trips, and indepedent student projects.
Class Visit Proposal Form (DOCX)
Environmental data, collected from Paradise Pond and MacLeish Field Station, are available to faculty and students. Please visit our Environmental Monitoring pages for comprehensive data. For specific questions regarding Environmental Monitoring data, please contact Paul Wetzel at (413) 585-2646.