Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.41
Liaison Marianne Martin
Submission Date March 23, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Colorado Boulder
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Marianne Martin
Associate Director
Environmental Center
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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:
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:

1- Renewable Energy Professional Certificate: Designed for working professionals, the professional certificate program is a 3-course (9 credit hour) continuing education program delivered through state-of-the-art Boulder Connect distance learning technology. It can be completed anywhere in the world, and students may attend and participate in classes synchronously (through realtime videoconferencing) or asynchronously (watching recorded lectures and classroom discussions). This program is for students who are (a) not currently seeking a degree from CU-Boulder or (b) currently pursuing the Master of Engineering in Engineering Management. Participants must possess a bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited institution of higher education in order to be eligible. No technical background is required, and credits earned in the professional certificate may be applied to eligible CU-Boulder degree programs, such as the Masters of the Environment Specialization in Renewable and Sustainable Energy. 2- More and more businesses are joining the movement of conscious capitalism by evaluating their success on the “triple bottom line” - their impact on people and the planet, as well as making a profit. Corporations face ever-increasing expectations from consumers, shareholders and society to be more socially responsible. As a result, people leading corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts within their companies are compelled to learn practical best practices that can help deliver maximum value back to their companies and the communities they serve. The Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility is for professionals seeking to further themselves and their companies in the practice of socially responsible business. Whether you are an experienced CSR professional, just starting out in your CSR career, or wanting to make a career change in this direction, this certificate provides an opportunity to further your knowledge, ideas and network.

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

https://www.colorado.edu/rasei/renewable-and-sustainable-energy-education, https://www.colorado.edu/business/center-education-social-responsibility/cesr-learning/certificates/certificate-corporate-social

Classes were assessed by department chairs or qualified department member based on the definition of “sustainability related” and “sustainability focused,” as outlined by the attached document which details STARS, the AC1 credit, and detailed explanation of all requirements.

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