ERIC Number: ED033289
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Permanent Partnership. Continuing Education--The Lifelong Association of Adult Texans and Their Colleges and Universities.
Houston Univ., TX. Dept. of Continuing Education.
The University of Houston examined continuing education programs in Texas, evaluated long range needs for them, and suggested methods of support. For the Texas College and University System, continuing education is defined as organized educational programs for adults appropriate to, and under the control of, the university, college, or junior college. Activities may be separated into three divisions: credit programs, for adults attending school part-time; credit-free (or non-credit) programs; and community service programs. Increased coordination of the program is necessary; the appointment of an Assistant Commissioner for Higher Continuing Education to the Coordinating Boards staff is recommended; and to work with him, an Advisory Council. Regular faculty members must be encouraged to participate in continuing education; evaluation and compensation are recommended on a comparable basis with those involved in full-time resident instruction and research. State support should be provided for administrative and operating costs of credit-free programs and some community service programs; private as well as public institutions should be eligible for support. (eb)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, College Faculty, Colleges, Community Services, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Credit Courses, Educational Facilities, Educational Media, Educational Needs, Noncredit Courses, State Aid, State Programs, State Surveys, Technological Advancement, Two Year Colleges, Universities
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Authoring Institution: Houston Univ., TX. Dept. of Continuing Education.