|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||Aug. 26, 2016|
San Jose State University
EN-2: Student Orientation
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The percentage of entering students that are provided an opportunity to participate in orientation activities and programming that prominently include sustainability:
A brief description of how sustainability is included prominently in new student orientation:
Currently, all freshman attend Freshman orientation during which they learn about sustainability in a self-selected cohort group. Facilitators inform students about features of SJSU's sustainability, climate change and "triple bottom line" concepts that support sustainable living. All incoming freshmen were also mailed a flyer outlining SJSU sustainability highlights and actions in the summer of 2015. For Fall 2014, the most recent year for which data are available, First Time Freshman (3,486) accounted for 36% of all first year students (9,589), so this is the approximation used to arrive at the reporting field. See the website below for more details.
The website URL where information about sustainability in student orientation is available:
Despite the infrastructure for 100 % of incoming SJSU Frosh participating in Freshman Orientation, we do not have any "Transfer"sustainability program nor do "Graduate students" obtain this information. Kristen Wonder, Spartan Shops Sustainability Coordinator, has discussed the possibility of developing a Qualtrics survey that could be administered via mobile device to all freshman during orientation. The results of the survey could be discussed with students by the facilitator of the orientation to better inform all incoming freshman. Currently, freshman only receive Sustainability information if they select this topic from a menu of focus-group topics during orientation. There is no incoming transfer education/orientation program, but this survey could be distributed via the 100w program. Thomas Moriarity, the Writing Across the Curriculum Director, could distribute the survey to all 100w instructors. Reaching Graduate students would be very challenging.