Overall Rating Platinum - expired
Overall Score 85.56
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2017
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Colorado State University
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Tonie Miyamoto
Director of Communications and Sustainability
Housing and Dining Services
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Does the institution offer continuing education courses that address sustainability?:
Yes

Total number of continuing education courses offered:
2,377

Number of continuing education courses offered that address sustainability:
391

Percentage of continuing education courses that address sustainability:
16.45

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:

See see attached spreadsheet for a detailed inventory of all non-credit courses that address sustainability at CSU (includes CSU Extension, Online Plus, and OSHER).


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:

CSU Offers the Following Sustainability-Related Certificate Programs:

Integrated Sustainability Management Program:
Understand how to lead and manage sustainable corporate responsibility initiatives.

Sustainable Community Development Certificate:
Enhance your ability to empower people through sustainable community development.

Natural Resources and the Environment: Students gain critical insights into the conservation and use of natural resources. The program introduces the latest theories and practices in natural resources to develop an understanding of the viewpoints that impact public debate and decisions on this important topic.

Systems Engineering: This certificate program prepares engineers or other professionals in aerospace technology, energy, biosciences, or environmental resources to lead systems engineering development from concept creation to production.

Water Resources: Students learn water resources planning, management, or policy with this online graduate certificate addressing an array of water issues in Colorado and the western United States. Expand your knowledge with case studies and applied exercises.

Colorado Energy Master: Energy Masters receive 30 hours of energy education and complete meaningful energy projects in their communities such as energy audits and teaching in schools.

Native Plant Master: Native Plant Masters receive extensive training in water-saving landscaping techniques and the importance of native plants in natural ecosystems in order to educate thousands of Coloradans across the state.

Sustainable Military Lands Management (SMLM): A one-of-a-kind online educational opportunity that trains current and future professionals in the breadth and complexity of military land management to provide them with knowledge of the rapidly evolving practices, technologies, and analytical tools necessary to support this national defense mission.

Non-credit certificates in Integrated Sustainability Management and Sustainable Community Development are also offered.

Similarly, the Institute for the Built Environment has an award winning training program in Integrated Sustainability Management: http://www.ibe.colostate.edu/learn.aspx


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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There are also smaller ongoing training programs such as:
Building Urban Farmers: City dwellers are educated and encouraged to contribute to sustainable local food systems by creating business models for small farms in urban areas. http://www.ext.colostate.edu/impact/BuildingFarmers_Statewide.pdf

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 and complete the Data Inquiry Form.