Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.36
Liaison Marianella Franklin
Submission Date Jan. 10, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Marianella Franklin
Director of Sustainability
The Office For Sustainability
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Total number of continuing education courses offered:
66

Number of continuing education courses that are sustainability course offerings:
15

Percentage of continuing education courses that are sustainability course offerings:
22.73

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:
Inventory attached of 66 courses offered by the continuing education department. Each of the courses’ description was reviewed to determine if they were sustainable inclusive or focused. After finishing the assessment, a total of 15 were sustainable connected, from those 12 were inclusive and 3 focused.

Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:
One

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

A brief description of the certificate program(s):
Certificate in Sustainable Management. Sustainability refers to the use of ecosystems and their resources in a manner that satisfies current needs without compromising the needs or options of future generations. A sustainable business is one that generates profits for its owners, protects the environment, and improves the lives of the people with whom it interacts. This program covers several key topics, including: The reasons for sustainability's increase in popularity The connection between the environment and sustainability The business case for embracing sustainable management within an organization. The role government regulation plays in sustainability efforts Some criticisms of corporate sustainability. Applying sustainable management principles in the workplace. Applying the triple bottom line (TBL) concept and its three pillars of "People, Planet, and Profits" in organizations Recognizing and implementing best practices for measuring sustainable management efforts.

Website URL where information about the institution’s continuing education courses and programs in sustainability is available:
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