I’ve been working custodial for the housing department at Southern Oregon University (SOU) for about a year now. I’ve heard many rumors surrounding the Greensprings bathrooms, from “there’s mold in there,” to “they haven’t been cleaned in years.” Damyan Mendoza,…
As a core group of Southern Oregon University faculty members develop a new approach to 21st century higher education practices, one of the biggest challenges is the question of logistics. How are they going to make the Houses program work?
This year Southern Oregon University will start its long journey to becoming a more sustainable and distinctive campus by implementing an original “House” model to eventually replace the university’s traditional style of offering general education requirements.
Finding students who want to attend Southern Oregon University is not difficult. But keeping them on campus past their freshman year has become an enrollment problem. According to SOU President Mary Cullinan, about one third of students will leave SOU before their sophomore year.
Southern Oregon University is going in a new direction when it comes to how the university handles general education. Starting in the fall of 2013, SOU will offer a new plan for incoming freshmen called “Houses.”