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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ADE6198
Tracking Number - 1907

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2005-03-10
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  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2004-10-13
  2. Department: Adult, Career and Higher Education
  3. College: ED
  4. Budget Account Number: 1731000
  5. Contact Person: William H. Young
  6. Phone: 8139741861
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: ADE
  9. Number: 6198
  10. Full Title: Effective Continuing Education for Professionals
  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): Eff CE Prof Grps
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: ADE 6385 and ADE 6080 or Permission from Instructor
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: This course will provide a description, explanation and critque of the goals, processes, outcomes, and issues related to the continuing education of professionals. The design, development and administration of these programs will be explored.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: This is a growing area for programming in adult and continuing education. Associations, community colleges, higher education, the government and private entrepreneurs employ people and develop administrative units devoted entirely to continuing professio
  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 part of a continuing education and human resource development specialization in the EdD. program in educational program development - adult education emphasis.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, this course has been offered once as a selected topics course.
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) The instructor should an an earned doctorate in adult education or a closely related field of study and should have published in the area of continuing education for the professions.
  29. Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to: 1) analyze the concepts of professionalism, modes of learning in the professions, and the politics of professionalism; 2)describe the strengths and weaknesses of the major providers and the role of interorganizational collaboration in continuing professional education; 3) analyze the impact of diversity and technology on continuing professinal education; 4)describe the current trends and issues; and 5) compare and contrast the educational activities of selected professional groups
  30. Learning Outcomes: Students will provide: 1) a presentation on the continuing education trends and issues of one of the professions; 2) provide a site visit report from a visit to a continuing professional unit in the greater Tampa Bay area; 3) complete an indepth paper on one of the many issues facing continuing professional education
  31. Major Topics: Topics include: 1) Analysis of the concepts of professionalism; 2) Modes of learning and the learning styles of professionals; 3) Politics of professionalism; 4) Quality in continuing professional education; 5) Determing educational interests and needs of professionals; 6) Analysis of the different program development models; 7) Providers of continuing professional education; 8) Delivery of continuing professional education; 9) Role of continuing professional education in empowerment, critical thinking, and entrepreneurship; 10) Analysis of mandatory continuing professional education; and 11) Future of continuing professional education
  32. Textbooks: Houle, Cyril O. Continuing learning in the professions. San Francisco, Jossey-Bass, 1980

    Cervero, Ronald M. Effective continuing education for professionals, San Francisco. Jossey-Bass, 1988

    Young, William H. Continuing professional education in transition: Visions for the professions and strategies for lifelong learning. Malabar, Krieger Publishing, 1998

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
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  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports:
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