Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.65
Liaison Michelle Gibbs
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Hope College
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 5.00 Michelle Gibbs
Office of Sustainability
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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:

The listing shared is ONLY for the Winter 2020 Session (January-May 2020).

Hope Academy of Senior Professionals (HASP)
HASP is a peer led institute for learning in retirement and is constituted as a branch of Hope College. It is also affiliated with the Elderhostel Institute Network. Through a variety of classes, lectures, study groups, cultural, and service events members pursue avenues of study and exchange ideas.
They host monthly meetings that bring in a keynote speaker as well as publishing a curriculum series. The Science, Technology, and Medicine committee regularly offers a wide range of topics related to sustainability.
More information can be found at:

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):

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

Additional less formal continuing education opportunities in sustainability include our Living Sustainabily Along the Lakeshore Series (Hope College is a lead partner): https://hope.edu/offices/sustainability/holland-hope-college-sustainability-institute/events.html

Sustainability Film Series Winter 2020 series flyer is attached up above.

Neither series is listed in our numbers up above.

Other activities include participation with the annual "Lakeshore Big Read" which engages community members of all ages with a variety of activities related to one book (high school to adults and then a related story book for children). https://hope.edu/offices/big-read/ The almost always tends to be a social and sometimes environmental theme to the books that are selected. In 2020 the Holland-Hope College Sustainability Institute will host an event on the community book (name not yet revealed at time of submission) on the environment. https://hope.edu/offices/big-read/

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