Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.29
Liaison Ezra Small
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of Massachusetts Amherst
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Ezra Small
Sustainability Manager
Physical Plant
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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 609 courses in one tab and a list of sustainability courses with course descriptions/rationale in the other.

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 Building Construction Certificate:
Ideal for professionals looking to pursue in-depth studies in sustainability in building design and construction, this certificate program covers topics such as green building systems and materials, energy and conservation, building technologies, and construction management.

Sustainable Food and Farming Certificate
Ideal for those pursuing a career or a lifelong interest related to food, farming, homesteading, or gardening, this fully online certificate can be tailored to your goals with courses in areas such as urban agriculture, sustainable animal raising, beekeeping, and more.

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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