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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 81.30
Liaison Sarah Munro
Submission Date June 30, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of Connecticut
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Sarah Munro
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Environmental Policy
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Does the institution offer continuing education courses that address sustainability?:
Yes

Total number of continuing education courses offered:
321

Number of continuing education courses offered that address sustainability:
222

Percentage of continuing education courses that address sustainability:
69.16

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://stars.aashe.org/media/secure/529/6/574/3583/UConn%20Extension%20Programs.pdf

UConn’s continuing education program is derived from the extension program, which is an outreach arm of the University and the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR). The undergraduate courses in CAHNR are all offered in the continuing education programs within the extension.


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:

Master Gardener

The Master Gardener Program is an Educational Outreach Program that is part of UConn Extension. The program started in 1978 and consists of horticulture training and an outreach component that focus on the community at large. Master Gardeners are enthusiastic, willing to learn and share their knowledge and training with others. What sets them apart from other home gardeners is their special horticultural training. In exchange for this training, Master Gardeners commit time as volunteers working through their local UConn Extension Center and the Bartlett Arboretum in Stamford to provide horticultural-related information to the community.

Master Composter, 2016: The purpose of the Master Composter Program is to provide local compost enthusiasts with the tools and information necessary to educate and teach interested community members about composting and reducing the amount of solid waste sent to the state’s incinerators and landfills.


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