Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.76
Liaison Brad Spanbauer
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.82 / 5.00 Brad Spanbauer
Campus Sustainability Officer
Campus Sustainability Office
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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:
Biology 104: Ecosphere in Crisis
Treats humans as biological organisms that interact with the living and nonliving world. Emphasis is given to how humans affect, and are affected by, their environment. Topics covered include basic ecology, global change, renewable and nonrenewable energy sources, air and water quality, and biological diversity

Environmental Studies 101: Environmental Issues
The goal of this class is to provide an introduction to the field of environmental studies by using an interdisciplinary perspective to explore the complex relationships between humans and the natural world, in the U.S. and around the globe.

Liberal Studies 208: Ecology of Occupation
Examines the relationships between occupation (both work and discretionary) and values, identity and health/wellness in contemporary society. Focuses on the complex variables (economic, psychological, sociological, genetic) which affect occupational choice, and hence our freedom (or lack thereof) to engage in meaningful, rewarding occupation

Liberal Studies 210 (Quest 2&3): Sustainability & the Community
This three-credit course will provide a unique view of sustainability through the lens of civic (community) engagement. As a Quest II and III Explore Society course in the University Studies Program, it will focus on the ethical implications of sustainability in organizations. The Signature Questions for this course are "How do people understand and engage in community life?" and "How do people understand and create a more sustainable world?" To answer these questions, students will work with an organization in their community to analyze its sustainability.

Liberal Studies 301: Contemporary Global Issues and Problems
This course explores the ethical and religious dimensions of several global challenges in contemporary international society: (1) the expanding role of religion as a motivation for violence as well as a force for justice and peace; (2) the increasing deterioration of the global environment; (3) international efforts to protect human rights in countries where there is systematic oppression or genocide; and (4) the chronic gap in wealth between rich and poor nations.

Social Justice 101: Introduction to Social Justice
This is an introductory course focused on social justice, designed to provide an understanding of contemporary issues related to social justice and in identifying and assessing relevant social, economic and behavioral factors which impact people experiencing injustice and oppression. Topics including race, gender, class, disability, gender orientation and environmental injustice, (historic and current) will be explored. Corrective measures which have been used as well as potential corrective measures, will also be explored.


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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):
Sustainable Management: The online University of Wisconsin Master of Science in Sustainable Management will prepare you to make the connection between business and organizations, environmental science, and social systems for successful sustainable outcomes, and is an ideal choice for adult students who need the flexibility an online program offers. Students with a wide range of work experience and education have found success in the program and are making a difference in the world today.

Sustainability & Wellness Certificate, Environmental Sustainability Certificate: https://sustain.wisconsin.edu/sustainability-programs/certificates/

Applied Biotechnology: Professionals currently working in biotechnology and related settings who are seeking career advancement, or those with a science background seeking entry to the field. The master’s degree and the certificate program are an ideal way to expand your skills and knowledge in a flexible, online format. The Certificate in Applied Bioinformatics will teach you the data science skills required to process and analyze large-scale biological data sets. The Master of Science in Applied Biotechnology offers three tracks: Quality Assurance & Compliance, Business Management, and Research & Development.


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