Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.88
Liaison Alex Frank
Submission Date April 14, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Wisconsin-Madison
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.81 / 5.00 Alex Frank
Sustainability Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of continuing education courses offered:
553

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

Percentage of continuing education courses that are sustainability course offerings:
2.71

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 is attached.


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):

In 2019 UW-Extension officially transitioned into a unit of UW-Madison. UW-Extension manages the University of Wisconsin Extended Campus which offers a variety of courses (for credit), bootcamps, degrees, and certificates, all in an online format.

As a part of this program three sustainability focused certificate programs are offered:
- Environmental Sustainability Certificate: Coursework in this certificate focuses on the environmental science behind sustainability. Learn about the interrelationship between human behavior and the environment, energy systems and emerging technologies, and how to apply this knowledge in the workplace.
- Sustainable Enterprise Certificate: Coursework in this certificate introduces business concepts necessary to strengthen an organization’s ability to implement sustainability initiatives. Learn about triple bottom line accounting, economics, human behavior in the organization, and how technology can support sustainability.
- Sustainability and Well-being Certificate: Society’s health and well-being depends on supportive environments in the areas where we live, work, and play. Acquire the skills and knowledge that empower you to advance our workplaces, communities, and beyond, towards a better future. You’ll learn how sustainability and well-being can create healthier, more equitable organizations and communities by exploring topics such as contemporary health and wellness, sustainable community design, organizational behavior, and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).


Website URL where information about the institution’s continuing education courses and programs in sustainability is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data was obtained through outreach to academic divisions that offer continuing education and/or professional development (non-credit) courses. Course title and descriptions (where necessary) were obtained for all courses offered in FY21 from:
- Division of Continuing Studies
- Wisconsin School of Business
- College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
- UW-Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (includes courses from the School of Medicine and Public Health, School of Pharmacy, and School of Nursing)
- College of Engineering
- UW Extended Campus

Staff from the Office of Sustainability reviewed each course title to confirm if they met the STARS definition of a sustainability course offering.

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