ERIC Number: ED109488
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
A Decade of Transition: The Extension Department of the University of British Columbia: 1960-1970. Occasional Papers in Continuing Education. Number 10, April 1975.
Selman, Gordon R.
The paper describes and analyzes the changes in the University of British Columbia extension program in the 60's resulting from action by the university administration. The history of the program is surveyed through an examination of its three directors and their accomplishments and policies. The role of the department was to promote and foster adult education in British Columbia. The program has expanded into areas of professional continuing education and has created closer ties with other faculties within the university. The early 60's experienced growth, development, and increased emphasis on programs for professional people. Much of the data are drawn from department reports and reviews. The late 60's experienced budget cuts and new directions in which nondegree work was visualized as lower in priority than graduate programs. However, the emphasis moved toward upgrading the intellectual content of the program as well as establishing new programs designed for Indians and women. Priorities under a new director were aimed at cooperation in policy decisions, broadening part-time study, developing professional continuing education, easing budget cuts in nondegree courses, and furthering cooperation with other faculties. Recommendations for the 70's include changing the term "extension education" to "continuing education" and stress continued response to public interests. (Author/JB)
Descriptors: Administrative Change, Administrator Role, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Extension Education, Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Professional Continuing Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Univ., Vancouver. Center for Continuing Education.
Identifiers - Location: Canada