ERIC Number: ED106539
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Future Utilization of the Continuing Education Unit in Conferences, Institutes, Short Courses, Workshops, Seminars, and Special Training Programs Within the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Rhodes, John A., Jr.
The study forecasts the utilization of the Continuing Education Unit (CEU) in conferences, institutes, short courses, workshops, seminars, and special training programs within the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. (A CEU is defined as 10 contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience.) The methodology section discusses questionnaire design, panel selection, questionnaire processing, and data tabulation. Data is presented in four subject areas: administration, faculty, finance, and nonacademic utilization. Data from all three rounds of the Delphi process are presented. The percentage of panel members stating that a prediction should or should not occur, as well as the panel's assigned probability indicated by the median, lower quartile, and upper quartile of each prediction is presented. Each prediction is followed by a table indicating the information collected in each round, a general discussion concerning data presented in the table, and implications of comments made by panel members. Based on data collected, by 1980 the CEU will be: (1) awarded by most accredited colleges and universities, (2) used to measure faculty work load, (3) be supported financially by businesses and professional societies, and (4) become the basis for updating and relicensing for major professional organizations. (MW)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Certification, Continuing Education Units, Futures (of Society), Noncredit Courses, Prediction, Predictive Measurement, Professional Continuing Education, Research Methodology, Special Degree Programs, Statistical Analysis, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis
Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 795 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30308 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Atlanta, GA. Commission on Colleges.