Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.85
Liaison Karen Schauwecker
Submission Date Jan. 10, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.08 / 5.00 Geory Kurtzhals
Sustainability Coordinator
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Does the institution offer continuing education courses that address sustainability?:

Total number of continuing education courses offered:

Number of continuing education courses offered that address sustainability:

Percentage of continuing education courses that address sustainability:

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

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

This submission includes courses from SIU's formal Continuing Education program, but excludes courses offered by SIU's Touch of Nature Environmental Center (which are included in part 2), because we were not able to complete an inventory of all community education center courses offered by SIU (in addition to the Continuing Education inventory below).

From SIU's formal Continuing Education program:
We offer online sustainability courses in partnership with 3rd party vendors.
-Biofuel Production Operations
-Certified Green Supply Chain Professional
-Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager
-Certified Indoor Environmentalist Prep
-Natural Gas Plant Operations
-Principles of Green Buildings
-Senior Certified Sustainability Professional
-Solar Power Professional
-Wind Energy Professional
-JER Online
-Complete Industrial Skills Training Series
12 sustainability courses out of 333 total

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

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

A brief description of the certificate program(s), including the year the program was created:

SIU's Touch of Nature Environmental Center, whose mission is to enhance learning, promote professional development, encourage personal and interpersonal development, and increase environmental awareness, offers trainings and workshops as follows:
-Project Wild
-Growing Up Wild
-Aquatic Wild
-Flying Wild
-Leave No Trace Trainer
-Leave No Trace Master Educator
-Project Wet
-Project Learning Tree
-Stream Discovery Workshops
More info can be found here: https://ton.siu.edu/program-areas/environmental-education/training-and-workshops.php

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Sarah Vanvooren provided the data from the SIU's Continuing Education program.
JD Tanner supplied the Touch of Nature data.

Additional URLs:

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