ERIC Number: ED086868
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Oct-31
Reference Count: 0
The Continuing Education Unit and Adult Education.
Williams, Jack K.; Andrews, Grover J.
The formation and use of the Continuing Education Unit (CEU), a uniform nationally accepted unit that provides a mechanism by which most continuing education activities can be measured and recorded, was presented at the 1973 National Adult Education Association Conference. The unit, developed by the National Task Force in 1968 to determine the feasibility of a uniform unit of measurement, can be applied to professional continuing education, vocational retraining, and adult liberal education as well as other adult/continuing education programs. Specific administrative requirements were outlined for establishing and maintaining quality control over assignment of the CEU. Also discussed was the use and criteria of the CEU in the new Standard Nine provision of the College Commission of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Latest national developments were more elaborate guidelines from the National Task Force and a working paper on CEU by the Federation of Regional Accrediting Commissions of Higher Education. The need was stressed for higher education institutions to prepare now for adult education programs, an anticipated major component of American higher education during the seventies and eighties. (EA)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Adult Education Association of U.S.A., Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the National Adult Education Association Conference (October 31, 1973)