Toward a Coherent Food Systems Curriculum at UW-Madison
Date: Thursday, August 11, 3:30-5:30pm
Location: Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
Posted August 2016
UW-Madison has a storied history in agricultural research, extension, and teaching. Despite that foundation and evidence of a strong student interest in sustainable food systems, the University offers limited options for students to engage the system in an interdisciplinary, comprehensive way. Can we do better? This session will bring together individuals who are interested in discussing how we might advance a more coherent option for students to engage in this theme, with an eye on the creation of an undergraduate “Food Systems Certificate.”
Alan Turnquist will begin the session with a 15-20 minute review of his research into the types of programs offered at other institutions and the current curricular offerings here at UW-Madison. The last 45 minutes will bring together people to discuss what a Food Systems Certificate might look like on the UW-Madison Campus.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.