Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.72
Liaison Christie-Joy Hartman
Submission Date May 12, 2017
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STARS v2.1

James Madison University
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.55 / 5.00 Sarah MacDonald
Senior Director
Outreach and Engagement
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Does the institution offer continuing education courses that address sustainability?:
Yes

Total number of continuing education courses offered:
110

Number of continuing education courses offered that address sustainability:
2

Percentage of continuing education courses that address sustainability:
1.82

A copy of the list and brief description of the continuing education courses that address sustainability:
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A list and brief description of the continuing education courses that address sustainability:

Continuing Education courses that included sustainability that were offered in FY2015-2016:
1. Bioethics- This course will examine ethical perspectives on problems in contemporary biological and medical research and practice. Topics may include abortion, cloning, access to medical treatment in the United States, advanced medical directives/living wills, Do Not Resuscitate directives, animal research, use of frozen embryos, medical tourism, pre-implantation diagnosis, gene therapy and genetic enhancement, genetically modified organisms (including foods), confidentiality, human research in vulnerable populations, and use of antibiotics.
2. Ten Pioneering Women- We will examine the extraordinary lives of 10 women whose energy and creativity helped to transform human life and thought. Among the individuals are Rachel Carson (environmental science), Mary Leakey (human evolution), Jocelyn Bell Burnell (radio astronomy), and Elizabeth Blackburn (biology of aging). We will highlight the great diversity of scientific styles and talents as well as changes in the accepted scientific process over the past century.


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?:
No

A brief description of the certificate program(s), including the year the program was created:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Responsible party for course information: Sarah MacDonald, Senior Director, and Carol Fleming, Interim Assistant Vice Provost, Office of Outreach and Engagement. Information from FY2015-2016.

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