2021 Co-teaching Course Development Grants

This grant supports the development of new cross-disciplinary and co-taught classes that bridge fields in the humanities, arts, and/or social sciences with fields from the natural sciences. 

Applications for the Co-teaching grants are open via rolling submission through the 2021-2022 academic year. 

Course Information

  • Course Instructors: Virginia Rauh (Professor and Vice Chair of the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health at Columbia University) and Maureen Allwood (Associate Professor of Psychology at John Jay College and Adjunct Associate Professor in Population and Family Health at Columbia University)
  • Course Type: Service learning course to be offered in Spring/Fall 2021 and 2022. 

Course Description

  • Graduate students will explore the impact of childhood adversity, trauma-influenced approaches, and strategies to address the causes and consequences of adverse childhood experiences. 
  • The course includes weekly lectures by the instructors or guest speakers. Students will also participate in field-based service learning with a local social services provider. 
  • The goal of this course is to enhance students' knowledge and skills through direct service to and action in the community. 

Course Information

  • Course Instructors: Rhiannon Stephens (Associate Professor of History at Columbia University) and Maya Tolstoy (Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University)
  • Student Leaders: Kailani Acosta, Casey Brayton, Elizabeth Case, Clara Chang, Roger Creel, Sarah Giles, Lauren Moseley, Miriam Nielsen, Garima Raheja (Graduate Students in Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University)
  • Course Type: Seminar course offered in Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Fall 2021.

Course Description

  • A student-developed course launched in the wake of George Floyd's murder to address the environmental movement's racist history and the disproportionate impact of climate
    change on marginalized communities.
  • Weekly seminar guests included educators, researchers, and community organizers. 
  • The Fall 2021 course will include a community-based project and students will be guided by mentors from nonprofits, community organizations, and tribal governments.