Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.26
Liaison Alexi Lamm
Submission Date Oct. 10, 2022

STARS v2.2

Utah State University
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Alexi Lamm
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Planning & Design
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Total number of continuing education courses offered:
68

Number of continuing education courses that are sustainability course offerings:
17

Percentage of continuing education courses that are sustainability course offerings:
25

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:

Some of USU's 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):

The Utah Master Naturalist program is a Utah State University Extension certification that teaches and certifies master naturalist volunteers and professionals. In operation since 2007, Utah Master Naturalist was developed in partnership with over 25 organizations in Utah. Certified Utah Master Naturalists promote stewardship of Utah's natural resources within their communities by providing education, outreach, and service. You will come away with a better understanding of humankind's role in shaping the past and determining the future as stewards of these amazing systems.

Becoming a better steward can involve physically managing land more sustainably, but for most of us, it usually includes developing an appreciation for and curiosity about Utah’s natural world, considering how our use of resources in our daily lives affects this natural world, and making informed decisions to live in a more sustainable way.

It is possible to be certified in one, two, three, or four courses— Watershed Investigations, Desert Explorations, Mountain Adventures, and Dark Sky Observations. Each Utah Master Naturalist focus area includes completing an online and field course.


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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