Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.73
Liaison Megan Litke
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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American University
PAE-21: Sustainability in Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.00 / 7.00 Emily Curley
Sustainability Coordinator
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Does the institution offer continuing education courses that are focused on or related to sustainability?:

Number of sustainability continuing education courses offered :

Total number of continuing education courses offered:

Does the institution have a sustainability-related certificate program through its continuing education or extension department?:

A brief description of the certificate program:

According to the survey of degree programs that contain a "sustainability learning outcome" (STARS ER-9), several graduate and undergraduate certificates contain sustainability either as a specific learning outcome or include a sustainability-focused or related course as a requirement for the certificate. Links to each of the certificate programs can be found at https://www.american.edu/finance/sustainability/Degrees.cfm
- Public Anthropology (Undergrad and Grad Certificates)
- Applied Microeconomics (Grad Certificate)
- Applied Statistics (Undergrad Certificate)
- North American Studies (Grad Certificate)
- Premedical Certificate (Undergrad Certificate)
- Real Estate Finance (Grad Certificate)
- Global Environmental Policy (Grad Certificate)
- International Development (Grad Certificate)
- Peacebuilding (Grad Certificate)
- Women, Policy & Political Leadership (Undergrad Certificate)

Year the certificate program was created:

The website URL where information about sustainability in continuing education courses is available :

Although anyone can audit a course without pursuing a formal degree, the only distinct continuing education courses are offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI).

An assessment of sustainability courses offered during the 2010-2011 school year showed 133 courses offered with 22 focusing on an aspect of sustainability, be it social or environmental.

The year of inception of each certificate varies; the Global Environmental Politics certificate was created in 2009 and is reported under "year the certificate program was created" space.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.