Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.93
Liaison Srinivasan Raghavan
Submission Date Feb. 24, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Missouri
EN-11: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Michael Burden
Sustainability Coordinator
MU Sustainability
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Does the institution offer continuing education courses that address sustainability?:

Number of continuing education courses offered that address sustainability:

Total number of continuing education courses offered:

A copy of the list and brief descriptions of the continuing education courses that address sustainability:
A list and brief descriptions of the continuing education courses that address sustainability:

Several courses offered address sustainability. They are highlighted in yellow in the list above. A few examples include:

Missouri Master Gardener: Written at an introductory level, this course provides a foundation in plant structure and function; soils and plant nutrition; plant propagation; fruits; vegetables; herbaceous and woody plants; entomology; plant pathology; landscape design; lawns; and pesticides usage. It is the online version of the core training required for individuals wishing to become certified Missouri Master Gardeners. In addition to completing this course individuals also must devote 30 hours of volunteer service to become certified.

Missouri Beginning Farmers Program
Participants will be able to:
• Identify beginning farming practices that can assist participants to become successful beginning farmers.
• Learn sustainable farming practices from other successful sustainable farmers and educators through webinars
• Gain knowledge from other farmers on beginning farming practices through discussion forums with other farmers and educators.
• Discover answers to their questions about beginning farming practices through webinars from successful farmers and educators.

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:

MU Extension partners with several of the University’s schools and colleges to deliver noncredit continuing education courses, programs and training in a variety of professional trades that contribute to the success of public-sector organizations and private industries throughout Missouri and the nation. One such program is directly related to sustainability:

Community Development Academy (CDA). The CDA includes curricula that address the following issues:

Keys to sustaining the future of communities
Grounding development in community
Understanding the local economy and economic development
Role of local government in the local economy
Participatory action research
Discrimination and community development programming
Working together: networks, partnerships, coalitions and collaboration
Building effective community organizations
Governance and civil society
The environment and sustaining the future of communities

Year the certificate program was created:

The website URL where information about sustainability in continuing education courses is available :
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