Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.59
Liaison Chris Adam
Submission Date Sept. 7, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Dawson College
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.29 / 5.00 Chris Adam
Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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Does the institution offer continuing education courses that address sustainability?:
Yes

Total number of continuing education courses offered:
1,048

Number of continuing education courses offered that address sustainability:
10

Percentage of continuing education courses that address sustainability:
0.95

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:

1. Sustainable Happiness Certificate
Sustainable Happiness is: happiness that contributes to individual, community, and global well-being without exploiting other people, the environment or future generations. This course, and a separate pay-it-forward project, is a prerequisite to the 6 month Sustainable Happiness Facilitator Training Program. When both sections and the pay-it-forward project are complete, participants obtain the Facilitator Training Certificate.
2. The Sustainable Happiness Facilitator Training program is designed to broaden and deepen your understanding of sustainable happiness. Through this 6-month program, you will be developing facilitation skills so that you are comfortable with giving presentations, and leading workshops or courses on sustainable happiness. The program is primarily offered online and includes readings, videos, experiential activities and questions to stimulate discussion with your classmates. There will also be three onsite sessions with your instructor, Dr. Catherine O’Brien, in addition to opportunities for you to facilitate sustainable happiness workshops with Dr. O’Brien, and on your own.
3. Geography & the Environment (320-102-DW and 320-BWS-03): Explore the complex relationships between people, place, space, and the environment by introducing key concepts in social, cultural, economic, and urban geography.
4. Active Learning
5. Ethical Issues-Humanities (345-BXH-DW): to situate significant ethical issues in relation to their appropriate world views and forms of knowledge; to explain the major ideas, values, and social implications of these ethical issues


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:

Same as above - Sustainable Happiness Certificate
Sustainable Happiness is: happiness that contributes to individual, community, and global well-being without exploiting other people, the environment or future generations. This course, and a separate pay-it-forward project, is a prerequisite to the 6 month Sustainable Happiness Facilitator Training Program. When both sections and the pay-it-forward project are complete, participants obtain the Facilitator Training Certificate.
The Sustainable Happiness Facilitator Training program is designed to broaden and deepen your understanding of sustainable happiness. Through this 6-month program, you will be developing facilitation skills so that you are comfortable with giving presentations, and leading workshops or courses on sustainable happiness. The program is primarily offered online and includes readings, videos, experiential activities and questions to stimulate discussion with your classmates. There will also be three onsite sessions with your instructor, Dr. Catherine O’Brien, in addition to opportunities for you to facilitate sustainable happiness workshops with Dr. O’Brien, and on your own.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data collected from Cont. Ed. department and courses checked for sustainability content.
Sustainability Office keeps and reviews all Sustainable Happiness related objectives and learning module outlines. Sustainable happiness certificate programs are being offered internally by the Sustainability Office during the fall 2020 semester to students and staff.

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