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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 Silver
Overall Score 58.08
Liaison Kristi Wiedemann
Submission Date March 13, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Princeton University
EN-11: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 5.00

Criteria

Part 1 

Institution offers continuing education courses that address sustainability.  

Courses that address sustainability include continuing education sustainability courses and continuing education courses that include sustainability. Courses that can be taken for academic credit are not included in this credit. They are covered by the Curriculum subcategory.

Part 2

Institution has at least one sustainability-themed certificate program through its continuing education or extension department. 

Degree-granting programs (e.g. programs that confer Baccalaureate, Masters, and Associates degrees) and certificates that are part of academic degree programs are not included in this credit.  They are covered in the Curriculum subcategory.

 


Applicability

This credit applies to institutions that offer continuing education or community education programs.


Scoring

Each part of this credit is scored independently.  

Part 1

Institutions earn the maximum of 3 points for Part 1 of this credit when courses that address sustainability comprise 10 or more percent of all continuing education courses offered.  Incremental points are awarded based on the percentage of continuing education course offerings that address sustainability.  For example, an institution where 5 percent of all continuing education courses offered were sustainability courses would earn 1.5 points (half of the points available for Part 1). 

Part 2

Institutions earn 2 points in Part 2 of this credit for having at least one certificate program that meets the criteria outlined above. Partial points are not available for Part 2 of this credit.  

See scoring table and example in the STARS Technical Manual.


Measurement

Timeframe

Part 1

Report on the most recent data available.  Institutions may count course offerings from one, two, or three academic years, as long as the counts of continuing education courses and sustainability continuing education courses are drawn from the same time period.  

Part 2

Report on current program status and offerings. 

Sampling and Data Standards

Not applicable

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.