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Overall Score 76.93
Liaison Ezra Small
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Massachusetts Amherst
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Nathanael Schildbach
Marketing Manager
University Relations
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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:

The attached list is all 952 courses with sustainability courses highlighted in green and a list of sustainability courses only with course descriptions/rationale.

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):

Sustainable Business Practice - Undergraduate Certificate Online Program
Isenberg’s Sustainable Business Practice Certificate will give you the knowledge you need. You’ll be able to help companies implement socially, environmentally and economically responsible business practices that are also strategic, savvy, innovative and cost effective. And you’ll learn how to identify business opportunities related to sustainability. https://www.isenberg.umass.edu/programs/certificates/sustainable-business

Online Sustainable Food and Farming Certificate Program
Our 15-credit Certificate in Sustainable Food and Farming is designed for adults looking to make a career change, returning Veterans, high school grads not yet ready to go to college fulltime, andthose of you pursuing a lifelong interest related to food, farming, homesteading or gardening. Students will learn about sustainable farming methods and the education and policy changes needed to effect a global move to sustainable farming methods. https://stockbridge.cns.umass.edu/SFF-Certificate

Website URL where information about the institution’s continuing education courses and programs in sustainability is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data provided by University Without Walls division (our Continuing Education unit).

Continuing education courses offered are taken by those pursuing a certificate or for personal enrichment, although our systems do not allow for easy identification of the motivation of the student for signing up for the course. Courses offered through continuing education are not double counted in AC-1 (Academic Courses) as it is possible to identify those courses offered strictly to our own students through traditional campus systems.

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