Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.32
Liaison Merry Rankin
Submission Date Aug. 29, 2022

STARS v2.2

Iowa State University
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Merry Rankin
ISU Director of Sustainability
Facilities Planning & Management
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Total number of continuing education courses offered:
185

Number of continuing education courses that are sustainability course offerings:
66

Percentage of continuing education courses that are sustainability course offerings:
35.68

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:
Extension and Outreach Courses Through Iowa State University's Extension and Outreach Program, a number of sustainability-based continuing education courses are offered in a variety of categories. http://courses.extension.iastate.edu/course/index.php Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Previously known as ISU's College for Seniors, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Iowa State University offers individuals who are aged 50 or older and desire to continue to expand their knowledge, classes covering a wide variety of topics. http://olli.iastate.edu/s/565/17/interior.aspx Engineering/Liberal Arts Classes Online The colleges of Engineering and Liberal Arts offers a number of online classes for distance learning. https://www.gdcb.iastate.edu/engineering-las-online-learning Annual Integrated Crop Management Conference The Iowa State University Integrated Crop Management Conference is Iowa's premier annual crop production education event. No other program in Iowa brings together the diverse range of topics, slate of expert presenters and results of the latest applied research. http://www.aep.iastate.edu/icm/index.html

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

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

A brief description of the certificate program(s):
Master Gardener Program The Iowa Master Gardener program is for anyone with an interest in gardening and who likes to volunteer in the community. All levels are welcome to join. The program provides selected volunteers training on many aspects of gardening. In exchange for training, Master Gardeners share their time and knowledge in approved projects within their local communities. Training consists of 40 hours of Web-based broadcasts and face-to-face instruction at extension offices and on the Iowa State University campus. After training, participants must complete a one-year Master Gardener internship consisting of 40 hours of approved volunteer service projects. Additional volunteer hours and ongoing educational updates are required in subsequent years to maintain active Master Gardener status. The Master Gardener program was started at Iowa State in 2002.

Website URL where information about the institution’s continuing education courses and programs in sustainability is available:
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