Oakland University Practices, Policies and Management Structures for a Sustainable Future: A Qualitative Assessment and Framework for a Sustainability Strategic Plan

dc.contributor.advisor

Clark, Charlotte

dc.contributor.author

Milko, Tawnee

dc.date.accessioned

2012-04-25T23:19:30Z

dc.date.available

2012-04-25T23:19:30Z

dc.date.issued

2012-04-25

dc.department

Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences

dc.description.abstract

On behalf of her client, Oakland University (OU), the author of the study, a Duke University Master of Environmental Management student and OU graduate, addressed OU sustainability strategic planning for her Masters Project. Part I: A Qualitative Assessment depicts the current status of OU environmental sustainability initiatives through a web-based Catalog of Environmental Initiatives, partial STARS Report, and Sustainability Needs Assessment. Part II: A Sustainability Strategic Plan Framework describes how the University might work toward building a culture-specific sustainability strategic plan at OU. The framework devised offers ten core action steps, which are grouped into four phases: Administrative Action, Strategic Planning, Implementation, and Percolation. Highly participatory, the framework is a marriage of bottom-up and top-down planning, coordination and implementation. The plan that emerges from it will draw its strength and working knowledge from the involvement of all campus sustainability leaders. This framework should help OU expand its ongoing energy, grassroots, and operations and infrastructural sustainability projects to include administrative policies, additional curriculum and research, and student and community outreach.

dc.identifier.uri

https://hdl.handle.net/10161/5231

dc.language.iso

en_US

dc.subject

higher education

dc.subject

sustainability

dc.subject

qualitative assessment

dc.subject

strategic planning

dc.subject

administration

dc.subject

participatory techniques

dc.title

Oakland University Practices, Policies and Management Structures for a Sustainable Future: A Qualitative Assessment and Framework for a Sustainability Strategic Plan

dc.type

Master's project

Files

Original bundle

Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Name:
milko_masters_ousustainability_finalreport.pdf
Size:
2.09 MB
Format:
Adobe Portable Document Format