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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 48.82
Liaison Eric Boles
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Arkansas
EN-11: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.62 / 5.00 Carlos Ochoa
Director
Office for Sustainability
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Does the institution offer continuing education courses that address sustainability?:
Yes

Number of continuing education courses offered that address sustainability:
11

Total number of continuing education courses offered:
126

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

Green Driving Techniques
Learn how to drive smarter and more efficiently to reduce your fuel consumption and lower your environmental impact.

The EcoBroker Certificate Program
EcoBroker Environmental Advantage is designed to educate real estate professionals to readily identify and understand various environmental issues as they relate to real estate transactions. Real estate licensees reduce potential liabilities through improved knowledge, understanding, and the ability to provide clients with information and access to technical experts in the field. Licensees who receive this training assist buyers and sellers in learning more about environmental issues, and encourage their clients to make informed decisions with regard to the energy and dollar saving benefits of a safe and healthy piece of real estate. Increased consumer awareness drives the market toward higher quality, healthier, and more energy-efficient real estate. This course can be completed sooner than the 6 week period. You will have up to 6 months from the time of paid registration to complete the entire certificate program.

Choosing a Renewable Energy Installer
Once you`ve made the decision to install either a solar or wind renewable energy system, what are the important questions to ask potential installers? This online class helps you locate installers, and covers important considerations and characteristics to look for. Also, we cover installation considerations, including what you can do to help. Student has access for 30 days but may complete the course sooner.

Achieving Solar - An Introductory Guide
Learn the fundamentals of today`s solar energy applications for homes and small businesses. Site considerations will be covered, as well as payback and economic considerations for solar energy systems.Student has access for 60 days but may complete the course sooner.

How to Adopt Green Practices in Business and Gain a Competitive Advantage
Wise companies realize that the protection of the environment is a very real concern to the general population. In fact, going green to protect the environment is viewed as the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing to do. If a business wants to attract the increasingly environmentally conscious market and gain a competitive edge, it must become known as an eco-friendly company. This course may be completed as quickly as you care to work through the subject matter. Whether you are a business owner, office manager, HR manager, business professional or “green-team” project leader who wants to know how to get started with a sustainability program, this comprehensive e-learning course will give you the results you want.

+ Date Revised: Feb. 24, 2015

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:

The U of A's Bioenergy and Sustainable Technology Graduate Certificate program is designed for working professionals who hold an undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree who want to expand their knowledge in their discipline and for students who are planning to work in this field when they graduate.

It is also intended to benefit traditional graduate programs through additional course availability. Students may take courses without pursuing the B.S.T. certificate to strengthen their plan of study in conventional graduate degree programs..

The program serves the needs of emerging “green” energy industries and provides post-baccalaureate educational opportunities for industry practitioners who do not require a full graduate degree program. Private industry actively recruits individuals with specific training in sustainability, biomass supply chain management, and sustainable energy conversion technologies.

Faculty from four institutions within the consortium, who have expertise in this discipline, teach the courses.


Year the certificate program was created:
2,009

The website URL where information about sustainability in continuing education courses is available :

does personal development count as continuing education? they seem to be equivalent here, only the term continuing education is only used in the main website
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global campus personal development courses -

http://globalcampus.uark.edu/Special_Programs_and_Professional_Studies/Online_Courses/JER_Online.html#green
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need to find out total number of personal development courses offered
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responsible party?
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year of program creation?
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EcoBroker course is listed 4 times... why?
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need a contact within the dept for all of this info

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.