ERIC Number: ED180419
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Centre for Continuing Education Annual Report 1978-1979. The University of British Columbia. A Report to the President, the Senate, and the Board of Governors.
British Columbia Univ., Vancouver. Center for Continuing Education.
The activities of the Centre for Continuing Education at the University of British Columbia (UBC) for the academic year 1978-1979 are described. The Centre provided both professional development and general education noncredit programs for 40,844 students during this time period. The programs are offered in cooperation with UBC academic programs, schools and faculties, as well as in close liaison with the community colleges. Relying mainly on student fees for funding, it is noted that financial restrictions are a major problem for the continuing education programs. The goals of the Centre are discussed as well as recommended program changes, and staff. A summary of the various programs offered as guided independent studies includes a description of degree-credit courses, certificate-credit courses, and noncredit courses. Province-wide programs and the UBC Interior Program serving the local needs of communities are also described. Twelve general education programs are discussed including: creative arts; the Daytime Program; educational travel programs; energy management; humanities and science; language institute; pre-retirement education; programs for retired people; public affairs; reading, writing, and study skills; social sciences; and women's resource center. Continuing professional education programs offered in various fields are also described. A list of staff, their activities and publications, and a statistical summary of participants in Centre programs are included. (SF)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Annual Reports, Credit Courses, Educational Economics, Financial Problems, Foreign Countries, General Education, Higher Education, Independent Study, Noncredit Courses, Nontraditional Students, Professional Continuing Education, Professional Education, Statewide Planning
Centre for Continuing Education, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Univ., Vancouver. Center for Continuing Education.