Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 34.50
Liaison Susan Kaspari
Submission Date July 17, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Central Washington University
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.55 / 5.00 Andre Dickerson
Center for Leadership & Community Engagement
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Does the institution offer continuing education courses that address sustainability?:

Total number of continuing education courses offered:

Number of continuing education courses offered that address sustainability:

Percentage of continuing education courses that address sustainability:

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:

This international sustainable development course enhances the first-hand learning that naturally occurs during a student’s GIVE Excursion. UNIV 304 provides opportunities for global experiential learning for students in a wide variety of majors and disciplines. Students will apply critical thinking skills, field observations, and reflective processing to explore and reveal the contextual impacts and opportunities associated with international sustainable development projects.
UNIV 304 teaches students about the four domains of sustainability (economic, environmental, social, and cultural) and challenges them to reflect on their ability to change the world through a combination of experiential learning, dialogue circles, self-reflection, and traditional education. This course optimizes cultural immersion, expands student’s perspectives on sustainable development and enriches personal growth. The course is challenging intellectually, physically, and emotionally.

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

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

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

CWU is in the process of establishing a Sustainability Certificate through its Environmental Science Program.

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

Ø Within the past academic year (2016-2017) our center ( Center for Leadership & Community Engagement) tracked 5,034 hours of civic engagement service hours performed by 1,000 student volunteers.
Ø We work closely with staff, faculty, and community members to offer incentives to student employees who participate in civic engagement and community service.
Ø Also, the CLCE highlights community engagement and service efforts on our Leadership Transcript, which is a record of all their leadership positions held, membership in clubs and organizations, community service performed, honors or awards received, and professional development such as conferences, workshops, and trainings that students have attended.
Much of our efforts are in support of the University’s initiatives revolving around sustainability, service-learning, and civic engagement. I hope this is information is useful.

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