Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.69
Liaison Tess Esposito
Submission Date Feb. 9, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Dayton
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00
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Total number of continuing education courses offered:

Number of continuing education courses that are sustainability course offerings:

Percentage of continuing education courses that are sustainability course offerings:

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its continuing education sustainability course offerings and descriptions:
Institution’s inventory of its continuing education sustainability course offerings and descriptions:

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

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

A brief description of the certificate program(s):

UDIPI-VLCFF Certificate in Social Justice

Required Courses:
Advance Catholic Social Teaching
Scripture and Justice
History of Catholic Social Action
Poverty in the U.S. and Around the World
Parish and Social Action - Capstone Course (should be taken last)

What is the VLCFF History?
Based upon over twenty years experience in multimedia and distance learning, the VLCFF team began exploring new alternative models via the Internet and ISDN (Integrated Systems Digital Network - live video conferencing) systems for adult faith formation in 1995. A preliminary grant from the University of Dayton and support from the Marianist Foundation enabled the VLCFF to come to fruition. Initial courses were test piloted in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. In 1999 new courses were developed and the door opened to small rural dioceses. Nine dioceses joined the second phase of expansion. The third phase of expansion (2001) now invites additional dioceses to become a VLCFF partner.

Who Sponsors the VLCFF?
The VLCFF is sponsored by the Institute for Pastoral Initiatives (IPI) of the University of Dayton - a Catholic Marianist Institution. Our mission is to mobilize the resources of the University of Dayton for partnerships with the Church that create and implement innovative pastoral initiatives designed to meet the needs of the Church and to articulate faith within the context of contemporary culture.

Website URL where information about the institution’s continuing education courses and programs in sustainability is available:
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