Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.43
Liaison Wesley Enterline
Submission Date Nov. 13, 2018
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University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 5.00 Wesley Enterline
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Planning and Management
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Does the institution offer continuing education courses that address sustainability?:

Total number of continuing education courses offered:

Number of continuing education courses offered that address sustainability:

Percentage of continuing education courses that address sustainability:

A copy of the list and brief description of the continuing education courses that address sustainability:

A list and brief description of the continuing education courses that address sustainability:

UW-W offers various non-credit, personal enrichment programs with sustainability themes. These programs include guided tours of our prairie/nature preserve, campus flower gardens/landscapes, and vegetable garden/greenhouse. Up to 7 tours have been offered each summer since 2015. An average of 75 people attend the tour series each summer.

Non-credit, personal enrichment programs with sustainability themes also include gardening/horticulture workshops. These workshops have been offered since 2013 and topics with sustainability themes have included seed saving, sustainable landscaping, and native plants. One to two workshops are offered in both fall and spring and an average of 20 people attend the workshops. Ongoing programming can be found here: http://www.uww.edu/ce/workshops/garden-and-landscape. Recent offerings include:
Seed Saving Workshop
Pruning Shrubs and Trees and Spring Garden Prep
Let’s Talk About Weeds
Sustainability, Landscaping, and Plans of Israel
Fairy Gardens
Growing Vegetables and Flowers from Seed
Plant Propagation:Woody Ornamentals and Houseplants
Small Space, Straw Bale & Container Gardening
Sustainable Landscaping: Little Changes that Make Big Differences

Additional workshops are offered in collaboration with the Wisconsin Nature Action Collaborative for Children (WiNACC). Workshops are offered for educators/professionals and youth/young adults They average 75-100 participants and are non-credit. Recent offerings include:
Teachers Exploring Learning with Nature, from WiNACC: http://www.uww.edu/ce/workshops/professional-development/teachers-exploring-nature

Other recent environmentally-themed programs include:
Nature Camp, Come and Find Your Seeds of Wonder: http://www.uww.edu/ce/workshops/professional-development/nature-camp
Explore the Wonders of Spring at Horicon Marsh: http://www.uww.edu/ce/workshops/professional-development/explore-the-wonders

Other recent social justice programs include two offerings for Community Partners training, focused on "Self-Care: At the Center of Ethics and Boundaries" and "Human Trafficking." More information is available here: http://www.uww.edu/ce/workshops/professional-development/community-partners

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

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

A brief description of the certificate program(s), including the year the program was created:

Continuing Education does not offer any certificates that are sustainability themed. Current certificates offered include:

- Effective Communication: http://www.uww.edu/ce/pd-certificate-programs-/effective-communication
- Leadership: http://www.uww.edu/ce/pd-certificate-programs-/leadership-certificate
- Office Management: http://www.uww.edu/ce/pd-certificate-programs-/office-management-certificate
- Experience-Based Curriculum Certificate in Business and Marketing Education: http://www.uww.edu/ce/workshops/professional-development/experience-based-certificate

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

This inventory includes discrete programs identified as workshops, tours, classes, or trainings have been included directly by the Office of Continuing Education.

Courses part of certificate programs have not been included in the total course inventory. Camps and conferences have not been included.

The University partners with Ed2Go. Of the 477 courses, only three were identified as being related to sustainability. Given the limited ability of the university to influence course offerings by this partner, these courses were also not included in this inventory.

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