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Overall Score 86.33
Liaison Lisa Kilgore
Submission Date March 1, 2024

STARS v2.2

Cornell University
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Marianne Krasny
Department of Natural Resources
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total number of continuing education courses offered:

Number of continuing education courses that are sustainability course offerings:

Percentage of continuing education courses that are sustainability course offerings:

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:

See the attached document for a comprehensive inventory of all continuing education programs across Cornell Cooperative Extension offices over the entire state. The "courses" documented here are non-credit instructional activities that take various forms including local workshops, guided tours, field demonstrations, and public meetings. Topical areas include global food security and hunger, climate change, sustainable energy, food safety, childhood obesity and nutrition and youth, family, and communities. The count of sustainability-focused/related courses is shown in a pivot table in the second sheet. The inventory reflects the CCE courses from October 1, 2022 to September 30, 2023 in accordance with most current full data collection period. Also attached below in 'Optional Fields' is a document that further describes the specific descriptions of a sampling of continuing education courses, out of the many offered across the state.

The list is organized by our emphasis areas – which we have interpreted  as all benefiting public education related to sustainable skills and knowledge.


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

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

A brief description of the certificate program(s):

The Cornell School of Hotel Administration offers a Certification in Facilities Management and Planning. This certification includes a course, "Hospitality Facilities and Sustainable Hotel Management", which discusses a broad range of triple-bottom-line issues ranging from global certifications to tactical green activities every hotel can accomplish. More information about this course is available at https://sha.cornell.edu/admissions-programs/undergraduate/academics/courses/course.html?ps_course_id=351608 Cornell Cooperative Extension programming: Cornell University utilizes the Cooperative Extension Education System to extend educational programs to citizens across New York State. Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) programs are planned with an interest in long-term community and personal sustainability. CCE provides high-value educational programs and university-backed resources that help solve real-life problems, transforming and improving New York families, farms, businesses, and communities. Programs related to integrated pest management, invasive species, youth education enrichment, adapting agricultural practices in the face of climate change, family nutrition and budget balancing, and community planning are examples of non-formal educational initiatives connected to Cornell’s interest in motivating sustainable practices. http://cce.cornell.edu/ Description of methods in the CCE – 2022 – All Data spreadsheet (most current full set of data): This spreadsheet shows all CCE events from 2022 across the state. First, it was filtered to only show “community outreach” and “direct education” (educational events), and then specific program areas most likely to have a sustainability focus. Events are viewable to provide an understanding of the array of Extension programs offered. Programs related to sustainability are estimated at 77% of all courses/events offered. Note that this is a conservative look at participation and based on a more thorough review of events completed in 2022. Specific programs include: • Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition https://www.ecornell.com/certificates/nutrition/plant-based-nutrition/ • Climate Smart Farming: http://climatesmartfarming.org/ • Master Composter: http://ccetompkins.org/garden/composting/become-master-composter • Master Gardener: http://gardening.cals.cornell.edu/cornell-cooperative-extension-master-gardener-volunteer-program/ • Northeast Beginning Farmers Trainings – Small Farms Program https://smallfarms.cornell.edu/projects/beginning-farmer/ • Climate Change Science, Communication, and Action Online Courses • https://www.civicecology.org/learning • An Ecological Approach to Diet & Wellbeing. Several courses/certificates available for professionals and community https://fnec.cornell.edu/about-us/professional-development/pse-training/

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

The source of this data is the Cornell Cooperative Extensions internal annual program activity reporting system.

The list is organized by our emphasis areas – which we have interpreted  as all benefiting public education related to sustainable skills and knowledge.

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 or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.