|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||Feb. 6, 2014|
Southern Oregon University
PAE-14: Sustainability in New Employee Orientation
|2.00 / 2.00||
Sustainability & Recycling Coordinator
Facilities Management & Planning
Does the institution cover sustainability topics in new employee orientation and/or in outreach and guidance materials distributed to new employees, including faculty and staff?:
A brief description of how sustainability is included in new employee orientation:
All new faculty members at SOU take part in two orientation ceremonies--MyOregon, a two day workshop; and an orientation day. During the MyOregon workshop, faculty are introduced to the region. The workshop includes a discussion on "Partnerships for Education and the Environment" and "Sustainable Agriculture and Agritourism." These sessions introduce new faculty to the idea of sustainability and how to bring it into their classrooms.
New employees and existing employees needing a refresher course attend an orientation where they learn about campus departments, procedures and operations. During this orientation, the Sustainability & Recycling Office hosts a brief presentation on campus recycling and sustainability efforts. In this presentation, attendees learn about current programs, services offered, resources available to them, and how to utilize those services.
The website URL for the information about sustainability in new employee orientation:
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