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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.

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Liaison Shanna Eller
Submission Date Feb. 20, 2013
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STARS v1.2

University of North Carolina, Greensboro
PAE-21: Sustainability in Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Trey McDonald
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Office

Criteria

Part 1

Institution offers continuing education courses that are focused on or related to 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 a sustainability-related certificate program through its continuing education or extension department.


Applicability

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


Scoring

Each part of this credit is scored separately. 

Part 1

Institutions earn the maximum of 4 points for this credit when sustainability courses comprise 10 or more percent of all continuing education courses offered.   Incremental points are available based on the percentage of course offerings that are sustainability-focused or related.  For example, an institution where 5 percent of all continuing education courses offered were about sustainability would earn 2 points (half of the points available for this credit). 

Part 2

Institutions earn 3 points for having a certificate program that meets the criteria outlined above.  Partial points are not available for this part of the credit. 


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 count of sustainability continuing education courses and the total number of 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.