Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.16
Liaison Mike Versteege
Submission Date June 24, 2020
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STARS v2.1

University of Alberta
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Nada Baali
Sustainability Engagement Coordinator
Sustainability Council
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Does the institution offer continuing education courses that address sustainability?:
Yes

Total number of continuing education courses offered:
373

Number of continuing education courses offered that address sustainability:
57

Percentage of continuing education courses that address sustainability:
15.28

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:
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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:

CERTIFICATE IN RURAL SUSTAINABILITY (AUGUSTANA CAMPUS)
Created in 2014
https://www.ualberta.ca/augustana/programs/community/extended-education/certificate-programs/rural-sustainability

Sustainability 101 is a series of one-day short courses designed to support increased knowledge, capacity, and skills for sustainability in rural communities. Based upon a five-pillar model of sustainability (governance, economic, social, environmental, cultural), these courses focus upon the nature, origins, relevance and application of the complex core concepts of sustainability and community development. The certificate is earned by completing all five Sustainability 101 courses in any order (Governance for Sustainability, Economics & Sustainability, Environmental Sustainability, Cultural Sustainability, and Social Sustainability).

CERTIFICATE IN ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (FACULTY OF EXTENSION)
Created in 1997
https://www.ualberta.ca/extension/continuing-education/programs/environmental-studies/environmental-resource-management

This certificate program increases familiarity and competence in the dynamics of environmental resource management. The program includes strategies and techniques of environmental planning and management, as well as the biological, physical, social, economic and institutional implications of resource decisions. Students also become familiar with various quantitative methods of analysis and aids to decision making. These courses blend theory and practical exercises to help students develop a comprehensive set of skills. The program offers a thorough background in air, water, and soil processes, as well as environmental monitoring, climate change, biotechnology, instrumentation, and experimental design.

APPLIED LAND USE PLANNING CERTIFICATE (FACULTY OF EXTENSION)
Created in 1998
https://www.ualberta.ca/extension/continuing-education/programs/public-sector/applied-land-use-planning#Course_ListingT

The university's Applied Land Use Planning program supports the learning needs of professionals in the area of municipal government planning, development, and bylaw enforcement. Designed to match the complexity of a variety of municipal government planning needs, this program allows students to use theories and models as a means to address problems, apply critical thinking, and develop a cooperative spirit for their day-to-day professional activities.


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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NOTES:
The Faculty of Extension is the primary source of continuing education credits at the University of Alberta. Although additional continuing education courses are offered outside the Faculty of Extension, the total number of these courses was not available through the Office of the Registrar, so they were not included in the list of continuing education sustainability courses except for 1 course offered by the Faculty of Native Studies. Extension courses were counted as sustainability courses if their online descriptions met the STARS criteria for sustainability-focused or sustainability-related courses.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBLE PARTIES:

Christie Schultz
Assistant Dean/Academic
Faculty of Extension

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