Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Jim Walker
Submission Date April 30, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Texas at Austin
EN-11: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Alice Gerhart
Program Coordinator, Academics
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution offer continuing education courses that address sustainability?:
No

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:
---

Does the institution have at least one sustainability-themed certificate program through its continuing education or extension department?:
Yes

A brief description of the certificate program:

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s Go Native U informal educational program is designed to teach adults about the sustainable use and conservation of native wildflowers, plants, and landscapes and encourages discovery of the natural world. As part of the program, the following certifications are available:

Landscape For Life™ (LFL)
Landscape For Life instructs gardeners and those interested in landscape sustainability how to transform a traditional landscape into a beautiful and healthy environment that also benefits the surrounding community. This series of five classes will teach you to work with nature to make your landscape a model of sustainability. Teachings based on the principles of SITES™, the Sustainable Sites Initiative™.

Art in Nature
The Wildflower Center is the perfect backdrop for the new Art in Nature series. Brilliant displays of flowering native plants, vibrant water features teeming with fish and turtles, and flitting butterflies and acrobatic hummingbirds make capturing the beauty and wonder of the natural world easy for budding artists. This nature based art series is geared towards those interested in learning the foundations of photography, watercolors, floral silk painting, ink painting, and botanical illustration.

Most classes can be taken individually, without pursuing the certificate.
http://www.wildflower.org/gonativeu/


Year the certificate program was created:
2012

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

Continuing and Innovative Education (CIE) at The University of Texas at Austin has a 100-year history of extending the resources of the university to anyone with a desire to learn. CIE provides a wide range of credit and noncredit courses, services and programs that encompass K-16 academics, online college and professional development courses, professional certificate programs and personal enrichment opportunities including an array of informal classes.

CIE is comprised of the K-16 Education Center, Petroleum Extension Service, Professional Development Center, Thompson Conference Center, University of Texas-University Charter School and University Extension.

The university does not currently have an inventory of sustainability-focused continuing education offerings.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.