|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||Aug. 1, 2011|
State University of New York at Oswego
Tier2-8: Themed Semester or Year
|0.25 / 0.25||
Director of Facilities Construction and Sustainability
Has the institution chosen a sustainability-related theme for its themed semester, year, or first-year experience during the past three years?:
A brief description of the themed semester, year, or first-year experience:
In October 2000, a Task Force on a Common Reading Program was formed by Faculty Assembly following a proposal from the Academic Policies Council to explore the feasibility of a summer reading initiative for the campus. Faculty and staff would incorporate the book selected into the early classroom experiences of students. The goal was to highlight through activities early in the academic year what we value as an academic community, including critical thinking, engagement with ideas, and interaction with faculty and staff.
The ORI book selected for the 2008-2009 school year was the Sustainability themed Field Notes from a Catastrophe by Elizabeth Kolbert.
The sustainability-related book that was chosen, if applicable:
The website URL where information about the theme is available:
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