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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ADE7076
Tracking Number - 1905

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2005-03-10
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  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2004-10-14
  2. Department: Adult, Career and Higher Education
  3. College: ED
  4. Budget Account Number: 17310000
  5. Contact Person: William H. Young
  6. Phone: 8139741861
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: ADE
  9. Number: 7076
  10. Full Title: Continuing Education in Higher Education
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Cont Ed CC HE
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: ADE 6385 and ADE 6080 or Permission from the Instructor
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: This course will explore the history, relevant research and the current practices in community college and higher education continuing education program and administrative units.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: A large segment of those graduating with adult education degrees in the United States and Florida find employment in the continuing education units in community colleges and higher education. The administrative leaders of those units in Florida have advi
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? This course will become a part of the continuing education and human resource development specialization in the EdD. program in educational program developmemnt - adult education emphasis.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? This course has not been offered for gradaute credit as a selected topics course; however, parts of the course have been offered as non credit and/or general session activities at statewide professional development conferences.
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) The instructor shold have an earned doctorate in adult education or a closely related field of study and should have published in the area of continuing higher education.
  29. Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to: 1) describe the major historical events leading to the development of the modern day adult and continuing edcuation adminstrative unit housed in colleges and universities; 2) identify the programmatic issues facing college and university continuing education; 3) identify ths issues relating to quality in all areas of programming including continuing professional education, elderhostels, and the adult basic education; 4) interpret and critically analyze the state mandated continuing education imposed upon those working in the trades and in the professions and develop a thoughtful institutional apporach for this area of programming; 5) develop a rationale for the extension of progrmmatic initiatives by using new programmatic delivery systems; 6) develop a rationale for the inclusion of specialized programming that includes activities for older adults, children, the handicapped, the underprivileged, and the underserved; 7) describe the administrative structures and mechanisms used to manage the continuing education function including ethical decision making and service to diverse populations; 8) describe the major programmatic activities that relate directly to the human resource development for business and industry; 9) identify and critically analyze the leadership skills necessary for continuing education administration; 10) describe the major successful collaborative ventures between and among colleges and universities in order to establish any components of a model for success; 11) analyze current methods of program needs assessment, promotion and marketing, and program/unit evaluation; and 12) describe the major research issues in continuing education administration.
  30. Learning Outcomes: Students will provide a site visit presentation of a continuing higher education unit based upon a semi-structured questionnaire to gather data for the presentation. Students will also provide a class presentation on a recent research article published in one of the continuing education administration journals. Students will also provide an in depth paper covering one of the several elements involved in continuing education administration in colleges and universities. While working in teams, the student will provide input into a group presentation on a specific administrative strategy currently utilized in continuing education administration.
  31. Major Topics: Topics include: 1) Major historical events; 2) Major programming issues; 3) New program delivery systems; 4) Administrative structures; 5) Ethical decision making; 6) Service to diverse populations; 7) Leadership strategies; 8) Collaboration in continuing education; 9) Service to specialized populations; 10) Current and needed research; and 11) Future of continuing higher education.
  32. Textbooks: Lerner, Allan W. & King, B. Kay. Continuing higher education: The coming wave. New York. Teachers College Press, Columbia University. 1992

    Gessner, Quentin H. Handbook on continuing higher education. American Council on Education/MacMillan Series on Higher Education. London. Collier Macmillan publishers. 1987

    Recent journal issues of Continuing Higher Education, the Continuing Higher Education Review, Community College Journal, and Community College Times will also be extensively used in the course

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
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  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
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