Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.92
Liaison Nicholas Kordesch
Submission Date June 8, 2018
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San Francisco State University
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.28 / 5.00 Nick Kordesch
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution offer continuing education courses that address sustainability?:
Yes

Total number of continuing education courses offered:
319

Number of continuing education courses offered that address sustainability:
3

Percentage of continuing education courses that address sustainability:
0.94

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:

College of Extended Learning
Green Meeting Planning: MTGP 9053.
Learn about the business case -ROI- of green meetings and how to increase your value as a planner to your organization. This course describes how to use industry guidelines in your meetings/events to benefit both your economic and environmental bottom lines. This session will provide key skills for creating sustainable food and beverage for your events as well as resources to assist you; eco-labels, marketing strategies and ways to avoid "green washing"; how to engage your attendees, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors with your green practices and finding the right location for an event by asking the right questions and learning about criteria for choosing a green destination (elective course).

GIS for Sustainable Planning and Urban Design: GEOG 9033. The course covers cartographic and analytic techniques in GIS to assist sustainable planning and urban design. The course begins with an intensive review of data resources and cartographic techniques for effective existing conditions maps. The remainder focuses on spatial analysis techniques to assist in sustainable planning and urban design. Topics include: (a) use of Network Analyst for generating walksheds and evaluating walkability (b) using GIS to calculate indicators of smart growth and complete streets for Transit Oriented Development (TOD); (c) smart growth; land-use scenario planning analysis; and (d) use of 3D Analyst for building 3D models, flythroughs, and form based planning.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
California Politics

Tom Ammiano

We will look at today's headlines and examine them in depth, drawing on the instructor's extensive experience in the State Legislature and local San Francisco politics, including histories of past, ongoing, and current legislative issues. The impact of national issues on our local and state communities will be discussed as well as the effect of local initiatives on the state and vice versa. A full perspective will be provided from logistical details such as how to get the Governor's signature, to the evolution of issues into legislation. Covers land use, transportation, water, development.

Foreign Aid: the Good, the Bad and the Facts
In this class, we’ll enable a fact-based discussion of the effectiveness of aid, including the impact of corruption and how it is mitigated. We’ll improve our understanding of the rationale for aid, how it’s provided and how priorities are set, including how that has evolved over time as donor countries have learned from experience. Moral issues: a. why should rich countries help poor ones, b. is there evidence that development aid makes countries more stable and reduces terrorism, c. do donor countries have the right to set conditions to their aid funding such as human rights and environmental concerns,


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:

The College of Extended Learning offers an Executive or Bridge Masters of Business Administration Concentration in Sustainable Business. The Sustainable Business concentration provides students with skills to address the social and environmental dimensions of conducting business in a global market. Started in 2009. https://cel.sfsu.edu/international/mba


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