Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.70
Liaison Alexi Lamm
Submission Date Oct. 31, 2019

STARS v2.2

Utah State University
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Roslynn McCann
Assistant Professor, Sustainable Communities Extension Specialist
Environment and Society Department
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Total number of continuing education courses offered:
89

Number of continuing education courses that are sustainability course offerings:
10

Percentage of continuing education courses that are sustainability course offerings:
11.24

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:

Continuing Education courses do include sustainability, including courses on range land and agricultural sustainability as well as methods for maintaining water quality and conserving water. However, ongoing education classes that are not for academic credit are loosely tracked. Therefore, identifying sustainability courses as a percentage of all extension courses is not possible. We were able to calculate the number of online extension classes that addressed sustainability.
https://extensioncourses.usu.edu/


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):

Utah Farm-Chef-Fork is a USDA Specialty Crop funded program, that is a collaboration between the USDA, Utah State University Extension Sustainability, and Slow Food Utah. The goal is to enhance community vitality and reduce food miles by connecting Utah producers and restaurants. Participants in Utah Farm-Chef-Fork farmer or chef/owner training learn benefits of locally sourced food as well as ways to overcome common barriers with sourcing locally. They also develop a local-sourcing game plan and receive an Utah State University accredited Utah Farm-Chef-Fork certification.

Extension also offers a Climate Change Science Essentials class, a series of master naturalist classes, and a series classes on sustainability in the outdoor industry.
https://extensioncourses.usu.edu/product-category/climate-essentials/
https://extensioncourses.usu.edu/product-category/outdoor-industry/
https://extensioncourses.usu.edu/product-category/utah-master-naturalist/


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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