Action Research Teams (ARTs)

This Spring quarter, undergraduate students at UCSC will facilitate their own Action Research Team on a sustainability topic they are passionate about in conjunction with our Speaker Series.

Enroll in one of the following Action Research Teams in your MyUCSC portal today! 

CRSN 61 (2 unit):

DIS 01A is T 1:30-3:05 Nurtured by Nature- topics on self care, sustainability, and compassion with Elika Sepulveda and Breana Watkins

DIS 01B is TH 1:30-3:05  What The Heck Are We Buying- discusses purchasing system and buying green with Claire Katzenson

CRSN 161 (5 unit): 

DIS 01A is T/TH 9:50-11:25 Leave No Trace - Discusses living sustainably, affordably, and consciously with Cori Strell

DIS 01B is T/TH 11:40-1:15 Feeding Our Future - Discusses veganism and food choices as forms of activism with Megan Knaus

DIS 01C is M/W/F12:00-1:05 Sustainable Energy and Efficient Lighting at UCSC: Work together to propose energy efficient lighting to UCSC with Deanna Wissman

DIS 01D is M/W 5:20-6:55 Environmental Politics and Media Discourses: Explores how environmental events are framed in the media with Andrew Austin

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For a list of topics these ARTs are based on, refer to the Blueprint for a Sustainable Campus.

To facilitate your own ART, you first must apply during Fall quarter. All facilitators are required to enroll in the 5-unit Winter Training Seminar (CRSN 160), where they will learn facilitation skills, project management techniques and develop a Group Project Plan. The Action Research Teams can be co-facilitated by two students, are either 2 or 5 units, and often comprised of small groups of 10-15 students enrolled in each. Enrolled students will engage in discussion, research and projects related to your topic throughout the quarter. Both students and facilitators in the ART must attend the Monday Night Speaker Series for the possibility to receive full credit in either CRSN 61 or CRSN 161.  Facilitators will receive an additional 5-units of credit for facilitating their Action Research Team and attending the Speaker Series in Spring, via Independent Study.  At the end of the Spring Class, each ART showcases the work they accomplished and celebrates goals they achieved. 


Want to learn more? 

Check out our Facilitator FAQ page or or check out an example of a past application from co-facilitators