The Charge to the President's Task Force on Environmental Education
University of Washington, Office of the President
On October 12, 1995, University of Washington President Richard L. McCormick appointed 21 faculty, students, and staff to a Task Force on Environmental Education (TFEE). In his letter charging the task force he posed the following questions:
- How can the UW best organize efforts to serve students and faculty who wish to study and learn
about the environment?
- How can the UW best organize and combine opportunities for undergraduate education in
environmental studies in a flexible and interdisciplinary way?
- Are we offering appropriate training the graduate level? Are there gaps which exist between
departmental based programs, and if so, how can they best be filled?
- How can we eliminate barriers to effective interdiciplinary research and teaching and instead
promote such relationships? What combination of structures and policies would be optimal?
- How can the UW best produce an integrated effort in response to national need, problems of the
Pacific Northwest, the Pacific rim and the planet on environmental issues?
In giving the Task Force its mission, he encouraged the TFEE to think boldly and proceed
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