Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.78
Liaison Margaret Lo
Submission Date Sept. 1, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

George Mason University
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Mary Liang
Sustainability Analyst
Sustainability
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Does the institution offer continuing education courses that address sustainability?:
Yes

Total number of continuing education courses offered:
173

Number of continuing education courses offered that address sustainability:
36

Percentage of continuing education courses that address sustainability:
20.81

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:
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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:

George Mason University has several sustainability focused and related certificate programs through Learning Solutions, the continuing education department. Examples include the Sustainability Facility Professional Credential Program, which focuses on improving facility professional’s understanding of tools to enhance sustainability practices in their organization. Another is a Professional Certificate in Conservation Practice, which is taught by Smithsonian conservation experts at the training facility in Front Royal Virginia. This non-credit certificate supports conservation professionals to gain the skills needed to help meet today’s biodiversity conservation needs.

The Sustainability Facility Professional Certificate Program started in 2011, the Geographic Information Systems Certificate Program started in 1999, the Applied Conservation Science Certificate Program started in 2008, and the Permaculture Design Certification Course started in 2012.


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