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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 77.18
Liaison Claudia Frere-Anderson
Submission Date Oct. 12, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Washington, Seattle
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.35 / 5.00 Bethany Staelens
Assistant to Vice Provost
Educational Outreach
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Does the institution offer continuing education courses that address sustainability?:
Yes

Total number of continuing education courses offered:
1,195

Number of continuing education courses offered that address sustainability:
14

Percentage of continuing education courses that address sustainability:
1.17

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:
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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:

Certificate in Sustainable Transportation: Planning & Livable Communities
https://www.pce.uw.edu/certificates/sustainable-transportation-planning-communities

In this three-course certificate program, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the critical issues surrounding the planning and development of sustainable transportation systems. We’ll review policies and programs that promote alternatives to the single occupancy vehicle, including mixed use development and increased population density. You’ll study the environmental impact of different transportation options and investigate the legal and governmental factors involved in sustainable transportation policy.

Wetland Science and Management
https://www.pce.uw.edu/certificates/wetland-science-and-management

Wetlands play a crucial role in our natural environment, improving water quality, mitigating flooding and erosion, and supporting a vast diversity of flora and fauna. This importance is reflected in the steady job growth in the field of wetland science and management in the private, nonprofit and government sectors.

In this five-course certificate program, we explore the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of wetlands and their many functions. You’ll become familiar with different classification and sampling methods. We’ll investigate the complex land-use laws that apply to wetlands and affect their management and protection. We’ll also examine the processes and considerations involved in restoration work.

Certificate in Facility Management
https://www.pce.uw.edu/certificates/facility-management
The third of three courses for this certificate covers Facility Management & Sustainability: Gain an overview of practical concepts of environmental sustainability that relate to facility management and optimization.


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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.