Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.90
Liaison Connie Norton
Submission Date Oct. 5, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Simon Fraser University
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.76 / 5.00 Pat Graca
Enrollment Services Continuing Studies
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Does the institution offer continuing education courses that address sustainability?:

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SFU's non-credit courses offered through Continuing Studies are not semester based and do not run for the typical 39 classroom hours of other courses. Calendar and not fiscal years were used to break out the data.

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

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Next-Generation Transportation Certificate
SFU's new online Certificate in Next-Generation Transportation is designed to help mid-career professionals use next-generation transportation strategies to advance livable and sustainable cities of the future. We'll emphasize case studies from around the world with policies and practices that resolve conflicts and explore trade-offs between different modes of transportation. See: http://www.sfu.ca/continuing-studies/programs/certificate-in-next-generation-transportation/why-this-program.html

Social Innovation Certificate
Social innovation refers to a rapidly growing array of new techniques and methods for unleashing solutions to today’s deeply rooted social, ecological and psycho-cultural challenges. The goals of social innovation can range from breaking down silos by linking new people and organizations together, to scaling a successful social enterprise, or implementing new policy ideas and collaborations. In effect, social innovation is a “big tent” containing practices and thinking that support individuals and organizations tackling complex social issues. See: http://www.sfu.ca/continuing-studies/programs/social-innovation-certificate/why-this-program.html

Evaluation for Social Change and Transformational Learning Certificate
Our new part-time certificate addresses key and emerging critical issues in the field, including grounding program evaluation in complexity science and systems thinking. The program fosters multiple, diverse ways of knowing, and situates Indigenous knowledge systems on par with dominant western paradigms and scientific methods.
Through a blend of face-to-face and online modules, our Evaluation for Social Change and Transformational Learning Certificate will help you to design transformative, culturally responsive evaluation processes that facilitate and support change and learning. See: http://www.sfu.ca/continuing-studies/programs-and-courses/area-of-study/community-building/evaluation.html

Certificate Program for Community Economic Development
The CED program is for professionals passionate about change and community development and want to make a positive change in their communities.This part-time program spans over eight months with 2 one-week residencies in Vancouver, with the rest of the program delivered in a live, interactive, online classroom. Community builders, social workers, social entrepreneurs, communicators, community economic developers and other movers and shakers of all different stripes.

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Numbers reported consist of the sum of continuing education courses offered through SFU's Continuing Studies and non-credit continuing studies courses offered by SFU's academic faculties.

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