SCI-South initiatives are open to participants around the U.S. but are primarily designed to address the needs and interests of individuals in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia.
The SCI-South group has broad expertise among its members, but has a particular interest in the environment, conservation biology, sustainability, interdisciplinary science education, undergraduate research, SENCER and science major courses, pre-med curricula, exportable course modules, international collaborations, large curricular revisions, and assessment. SCI-South leadership is available to consult with universities and colleges interested in promoting SENCER-related curriculum and programming on their campuses.
Join SCI-South at the Gulf South Summit
For the fourth consecutive year, SCI-South is proud to participate in the Gulf-South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement through Higher Education. Like SENCER, the Gulf South Summit brings together a community of passionate educators to share research and best practices. While the Gulf South Summit has its roots in the gulf coast, it has evolved into a national conference. This year’s theme is Fostering Just and Inclusive Communities Together. Please join SCI-South at the University of North Carolina Greensboro March 22-24, 2017. Students are welcome at a reduced rate. For more information and to register, see the Gulf South Summit’s website. Institutional sponsorships are still available and will reduce the already low registration rates for affiliated faculty and staff.
About the Host Institution: University of North Carolina at Asheville
The University of North Carolina at Asheville is the host institution for SCI-South. UNC Asheville is North Carolina’s designated public liberal arts institution, and embraces creative expression, the centrality of learning, rigorous undergraduate scholarship, exemplary teaching, and an informed commitment to serving the community.
In addition to offering SENCER courses for both science and non-science majors, UNCA applies the SENCER philosophy to its Integrative Liberal Studies (ILS) Topical Clusters, in which each of our students is required to complete three courses (natural science, social science, and an elective) from a list of courses focused on an important societal topic.
Dr. Edward Katz
Dr. Keith Krumpe
Dr. Pearl Fernandes
Dr. Ellen Goldey
Dr. Sally Wasileski
Dr. John Pratte
Dr. Keith Aufderheide
Dr. Sherryl Broverman
Dr. Theo Koupelis
Dr. Rosalie Richards
Dr. Jay Labov
Dr. Julia Metzker
Dr. Autumn Marshall