Community Building Events: Throughout the year ODET offers community building opportunities for employees to meet peers and develop cross-campus relationships. Studies have shown that if employees feel positively connected to the workplace community, their morale, motivation and job satisfaction greatly improves. Community Building activities directly affect employee retention and job effectiveness. ODET coordinates Building Community Day (BCD) which is a non-instructional day in May. BCD offers classes for both faculty and staff, Years of Service Awards, Sherman Classified Excellence, Part-time
Faculty Award, Barbara
Patterson Exempt Employee Award, Echelbarger/Sherman
Exceptional Faculty Award, and Employee Recognition Lunch.