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Campus Learning Communities

Exploring the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through Symposia and other efforts. The 2020-21 theme is Goal 11

Sustainable Cities Campus Learning Community and Symposium Exploring UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

The Spring Online Symposium is planned for April 5-9, 2021

Faculty from all campuses are encouraged to participate in the Symposium and/or host Goal 11 related events and activities of their own throughout the semester as part of the Campus Learning Community (CLC).

If interested, please contact us:

Alison Kasney (North Campus, iCED) 
Stephen Nesvacil (North Campus, EEI)
Natasha Esteves (Padrón Campus, iCED)   
 Mark Tirpak (Padrón Campus, EEI)

Read the Spring  2021 CLC WELCOME Statement


(for details about the Fall 2020 CLC Symposium, click here and scroll down)


The Campus Learning Community (CLC) and Symposium -- which stem from the past Faculty Learning Community efforts at Padrón Campus as well as major events at North Campus -- welcome participants from all campuses, disciplines and backgrounds via online activities and engagements. Earth Ethics Institute (EEI) and the Institute for Civic Engagement & Democracy (iCED) have organized and supported this transdisciplinary effort with the help of Learning Resources, Media Services and the CLC Committee at Padrón Campus, as part of Changemaking at Miami Dade College (MDC).

Participating faculty members help to identify a topic or theme to explore and integrate into their classes, fostering curriculum development (including Project-Based Learning) and supporting academic achievement. CLC events and activities take place throughout each semester but culminate with a week-long Symposium that can feature presentations by students, faculty and community partners, film screenings and discussions, and other activities and creative outputs. Where a connection is possible, other Symposia, etc. at MDC are encouraged to consider and integrate the CLC theme.

The CLC theme for Academic Year 2020-21 is Goal 11. The theme for Academic Year 2019-20 was Goal 2, and Goal 16 was the theme during the Spring Semester of Academic Year 2018-19.

We hope that you find this “LibGuide” to be a useful teaching and learning resource, archiving past CLC efforts as well as serving as a gateway to events and activities related to the current CLC theme.

Featured Event

Please join a Resilient Communities supported community film screening:

NOVA: Decoding the Weather Machine
Thursday, February 25
Starts at 12:45pm (MS Teams)
(Click here to complete viewer survey)

Resilient Communities activities connect with different efforts at MDC, such as with the Campus Learning Community (CLC) that this Academic Year (2020-21) explores UN Sustainable Development Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

[Six logos left to right: Miami Dade College, Earth Ethics Institute Miami Dade College, Campus Learning Community, Institute for Civic Engagement & Democracy (iCED), Changemaking at Miami Dade College, Miami Dade College Learning Resources]