Scaling Applied Learning Across the University and Into the Community
- Assistant Director, Institute for Sustainable Solutions, Portland State University
In this talk, Fletcher will discuss two ways where the University is building applied learning infrastructure: Portland State University’s engagement with local EcoDistricts through the sustainable neighborhoods initiative and its campus-based sustainability living lab program. Fletcher will provide select examples from both programs, highlighting key insights for creating and maintaining high quality applied learning opportunities, across the university and with partnering neighborhoods of the metro area.
Fletcher is involved in developing interdisciplinary and cross-sector partnerships that provide faculty and students opportunities to connect with sustainability issues in the community. He assists with strategic planning for sustainability research and funding, manages a regional partnership of organizations focused on ecosystem services, and advises for a variety of campus-level sustainability initiatives. He holds a Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy and Energy Policy from Columbia University.
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.