Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.89
Liaison Eva Rocke
Submission Date June 30, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Montana
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
5.00 / 5.00 Madeleine Jones
ASUM Sustainability Coordinator
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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 course inventory is pulled from the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UM (MOLLI). The mission of MOLLI is to offer programs that promote the lifelong learning and personal growth of individuals through a diverse collection of non-credit, short courses offered in the fall, winter, and spring. Our goal is to create an accessible and innovative learning environment so that individuals from all backgrounds and levels of education may pursue learning. This is truly learning for the joy of learning – no exams, no grades – just fun!
The inventory attached comes from FY19.

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):

Through the School of Extended and Lifelong Learning, UM offers an online Beekeeping Certificate. Honey bees are faced with more diseases, more pests, more challenges of all sorts than ever before. Traditional beekeeping practices are no longer sufficient to keep bees alive, much less producing at full capacity.
This certificate is grounded in science and will help participants become well-versed in the latest discoveries in honey bee health. Although each of the courses is only a few weeks in length, the full program takes three years to complete. It is structured to give participants a full year of experience between courses. The program begins with the basics of handling honey bees, takes students through diagnosing pests and diseases, managing hives for optimal honey bee health, as well as honey production and marketing, and concludes with the business of beekeeping. The courses meets online with instructors guiding the lessons, participating in discussions, and being available to answer questions.

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

Course listings for MOLLI provided by Karen Hendrickson, Program Manager Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UM (MOLLI), karen.hendrickson@umontana.edu
Honeybee Certificate Program link: https://www.umt.edu/sell/programs/bee/

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