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ERIC Number: EJ920384
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0882-7249
Student Engagement in Campus Sustainability
Cairo, Allessandra
Facilities Manager, v27 n2 p28-31 Mar-Apr 2011
Faculty, staff, and administrators are all burdened by the lack of time, budgetary constraints, and ever-changing priorities, and facilities staff are no different. With all these constraints, how can real change happen? Student engagement can make facilities work easier and more fulfilling. Involving students from the ground up on projects not only gives them hands-on experiences and better prepares them for the real world after graduating, but, if implemented well, can also lessen the burden on staff time and budgets. This article presents stories on how students are being empowered to make a difference at two- and four-year colleges and universities alike. The successes described are just a few of the many ingenious ways students are working with facilities staff, administration, and others on their campuses to create sustainable campuses. With a new level of engagement emerging, the benefits of building good working relationships between students and facilities staff will continue to grow.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A