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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.74
Liaison joni newcomer
Submission Date Jan. 26, 2017
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STARS v2.1

New Mexico State University
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 David Boje
Professor and Bill Daniels Ethics Fellow
College of Business
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Does the institution offer continuing education courses that address sustainability?:
Yes

Total number of continuing education courses offered:
6

Number of continuing education courses offered that address sustainability:
3

Percentage of continuing education courses that address sustainability:
50

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:

https://dacc.nmsu.edu/comed/ - PDF of summer 2016 catalogue downloaded as Course Inventory above


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

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

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

The New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Services provides the people of New Mexico with practical, research-based knowledge and programs to improve their quality of life. The base programs of the Cooperative Extension Service are 1) agriculture and natural resources, 2) consumer and family issues, 3) youth development, and 4) community economic development. The NM Cooperative Extension Services was created in 1914 in partnership with NMSU.

Below are a relatively few number of classes offered out of the thousands of classes they offer around the state. A much more extensive live of continuing education certificate programs are found on the website.
1. Water and Water Conservation
2. Water Task Force: Promotes and supports the role of science and technology in addressing critical water issues facing New Mexico through research, education, and Extension outreach.
3. Rio Grande Basic Initiative: This project focuses on irrigation water use efficiency and water conservation throughout the Rio Grande basin.
4. New Mexico Farm *A*Syst: A voluntary groundwater protection program for New Mexico farms, ranches, and rural homeowners.
5. Low Water-Use Landscape Plants for the Southwest
6. Environment, Energy and Weather
7. Renewable Energy: Video series introduces homeowners to systems that use natural light, heat, or wind energy to replace or supplement more traditional energy sources that may one day diminish.
8. New Mexico Drought Strategies


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

The New Mexico EDGE (Education Designed to Generate Excellence in the Public Sector) is an umbrella organization operated through NM Cooperative Extension Service under which the County College (founded with NM Association of Counties, the NM Certified Public Manager® Program, and other continuing education certification programs are administered. The idea behind the NM EDGE is to expand training programs beyond county government into other areas of the public sector such as municipal entities, state agencies and other public-oriented organizations that have a need for specialized training. Curriculum committees are established to help NM EDGE identify educational gaps and propose classes to fill those gaps. NM EDGE is a collaborative effort among its strategic partners and potential strategic partners in New Mexico's public sector.

With the purpose of encouraging "better government through education", County College began in 2002 as a dream of the late Sam Montoya, the former executive director of the New Mexico Association of Counties, who asked NMSU's College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences' Cooperative Extension Service to work with them develop an educational program for New Mexico's county officials and employees. http://countycollege.nmsu.edu/county-college-overview.html

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.