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ERIC Number: ED118435
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Pages: 30
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The Development of a Continuing Education Program for Mid-Career Professionals.
Gunderson, Norman O.
The Master's Degree Program in Cybernetic Systems was proposed a decade ago as an interdisciplinary problem-solving oriented educational effort. Implemented seven years ago, it has developed into a successful continuing education vehicle for mid-career professionals. Those proposing the program recognized that without guidelines to follow, it must be developed using feedback gained from students, faculty, and professionals. As presently offered, the program is flexible and open-ended in terms of electives and theses topics. Graduates have developed emphases in a wide range of subject matter and have applied their newly learned tools to improve their current situations or to redirect their careers. Out of the 100 graduates, about 30 have engineering backgrounds. Some of the coursework is delivered over instructional television (ITV) via the Association for Continuing Education (ACE) and the Stanford ITV Network. It is anticipated that ACE will assume a regional leadership role in the certification and recertification of professionals. It is believed that the concepts of the cybernetic systems program will be extended to levels of education both below and above that of the current master's level. (LS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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