Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.20
Liaison Denice Koljonen
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2022

STARS v2.2

Boston College
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.50 / 5.00 Bruce Dixon
Sustainability and Energy Specialist
Facilities
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Total number of continuing education courses offered:
260

Number of continuing education courses that are sustainability course offerings:
13

Percentage of continuing education courses that are sustainability course offerings:
5

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its continuing education sustainability course offerings and descriptions:
Institution’s inventory of its continuing education sustainability course offerings and descriptions:

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-focused certificate program through its continuing education or extension department?:
Yes

A brief description of the certificate program(s):

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.


Website URL where information about the institution’s continuing education courses and programs in sustainability is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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