Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.95
Liaison Rob Andrejewski
Submission Date Feb. 18, 2013
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University of Richmond
PAE-21: Sustainability in Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.26 / 7.00 Cary Jamieson
Program Coordinator
School of Professional and Continuing Studies
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Does the institution offer continuing education courses that are focused on or related to sustainability?:

Number of sustainability continuing education courses offered :

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Does the institution have a sustainability-related certificate program through its continuing education or extension department?:

A brief description of the certificate program:
1. The Sustainability and Nature Institute for Educators (Started 2011) introduce educators and anyone interested to the beginning principles of design and science that support an outdoor classroom. The objective is to develop a plan for an outdoor classroom where students can explore opportunities for decision making, learning, social development, and establishing sustainable practices grounded in the natural world. Central to the program is a hands-on lab work emphasizing the science of soil, plant biology, and proper planting practices, which is increasingly important as we move towards a more sustainable future in the outdoor world. 2. Global Sustainability Institute (2012): a course that explores the twenty-five most critical global sustainability issues identified by the United Nations Commission for Sustainable Development. Objectives of this course include an increased understanding of critical global issues, the impact that sustainability will have on society, and the development of students’ capacity to be agents of positive change. Students will also develop a practical, broad-based view of what sustainability is and what challenges and opportunities sustainability creates within their society. 3. Landscape Design Professional Certificate (2006): professional certificate for individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in small scale or residential landscape design. Curriculum covers strong aesthetic design with sustainable practices that include a combination of native plants, non-natives and thoughtful site analysis to create beautiful but environmentally responsible design. 4. Landscape Horticulture Plants and Practices (2011): Study principles of horticulture, plant identification, design elements, and industry practices of Landscape Plants. Courses cover sustainable methods, soils, pruning, and planting standards from the perspective of professionals utilizing best practices for habitat and ecology. Curriculum covers the study of native plants, ornamental grasses and perennials that perform well in the Central Virginia, Piedmont and Tidewater regions.

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