One avenue for promoting collaboration is to establish better communications between the school, members and the community. Our strategy is to do this through this website, various listservs, and networking sites.
Listserv - Each department has its own list of faculty, students and alumni. The School will use this sparingly to avoid redundant messages.
Networking sites - We are using four networking type approaches now. Please join and contribute.
PSU Experts database: If you are affiliated with the School of the Environment, please enter your research expertise in the PSU Experts database at http://www.experts.pdx.edu/. We would appreciate it if you use "environment" as one of the key terms.
MyPSU group: If you are PSU faculty, staff, or student, please sign up for the MyPSU SOE group at my.pdx.edu. To join, click on the tan "groups" button in the top right corner of the screen. Click on "groups index" and search for "School of the Environment". This will be just another way that we can post announcements. MyPSU has some very nice features for tracking your current courses.
LinkedIn - School of the Environment Group: Anyone in the environmental community can join LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com and join the groups for Portland State University and the School of the Environment. This could be especially valuable for alumni connections.