Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 74.18
Liaison Allie Schwartz
Submission Date Nov. 30, 2012
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Columbia University
PAE-21: Sustainability in Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.00 / 7.00 Cathy Resler
Office of Environmental Stewardship
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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:

There are four sustainability certificates offered at Columbia University three are for academic credit: Certificate in Sustainability Analytics, Certificate in Water Sustainability and Certificate in Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology. The fourth certificate is offered by the Center for Environmental Research and Conservation (CERC)-the Certificate in Conservation and Environmental Sustainability, which is earned through taking non-credit bearing courses. CERC’s Certificate in Conservation and Environmental Sustainability is awarded to participants who satisfactorily complete 12 courses (120 hours of instruction) in the program. Courses are five-weeks long, typically meet one evening per week for two hours and may include weekend workshops. Additionally there is also an opportunity to earn the certificate through distance learning in the virtual classroom. Participants are admitted into the Certificate Program on a competitive basis. Once enrolled, students must complete the coursework in as few as 9 months or up to 3 years.

Year the certificate program was created:

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

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