Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.99
Liaison Denice Koljonen
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Boston College
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
3.50 / 5.00 Jennifer Foley
Project Manager
IRPA
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Does the institution offer continuing education courses that address sustainability?:
Yes

Total number of continuing education courses offered:
260

Number of continuing education courses offered that address sustainability:
13

Percentage of continuing education courses that address sustainability:
5

A copy of the list and brief description of the continuing education courses that address sustainability:
A list and brief description of the continuing education courses that address sustainability:

Course Inventory with descriptions is attached.


Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:
One

Does the institution have at least one sustainability-themed certificate program through its continuing education or extension department?:
Yes

A brief description of the certificate program(s), including the year the program was created:

The certificate program is a six course curriculum offered entirely on-line. It comprises courses such as Sustainability Science, Energy in the 21st Century, Water Resources and Building Green Buildings. Students are exposed to both science and policy as they explore such pressing concerns as climate change, population growth and the limits of natural resources. The certificate program was started in 2017.

Sustainability is the persistence of a system through time. This course examines the essence of sustainability theory and application, agricultural and food production principles and practices, how production impacts local, regional, and global health status, economics, and environments, and how sustainable practices benefit poor and wealthy nations. Dynamic and innovative scientific advances and the rediscovery of traditional farming and energy practices are transforming the ways in which we meet basic human needs as well as how we preserve and renew the planet's life support systems. Other topics include climate and global environments, trends in organic and local food sources, the debate over food crops versus fuel crops and access to safe water. Examines selected strategies and initiatives that promote a sustainable global community. The program originated in 2017.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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