ERIC Number: ED101082
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
The Continuing Education Unit: A New Kind of Credit for Higher Education Continuing Education.
Andrews, Grover J.
The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) has come into the American higher educational scene as a relevant response to public needs. The need for some kind of measurement for noncredit continuing education was established at a nationwide conference. The CEU--10 contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction--can be used in many ways in many areas, from measurement to participation recognition and from adult liberal education to professional continuing education. Administrative standards need to be established to ensure discriminating use of the CEU. The National Task Force on the CEU detailed such requirements, and the College Commission of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' adoption of the CEU furthered the establishment of standards. (Some workshop materials and organizational models are included in the paper to facilitate understanding of the CEU's proper application.) Implementation of the CEU while acknowledging its strengths and weaknesses is one response higher education can make to the need for ensuring quality of results and equality of access. (AG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Summer Seminar on Academic Administration (Baylor University, Waco, Texas, July 1974)