ERIC Number: ED247795
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr-16
Reference Count: 0
Address Delivered at the Awards Luncheon, Annual Conference, National University Continuing Education.
Robertson, Adelle F.
Four observations concerning continuing education in colleges and universities are discussed in this address by the president of the National University Continuing Education Association (NUCEA): lifelong learning, the coupling of theory and practice, involvement with the liberal arts core, and the importance of continuing education conference operations. A university oriented toward lifelong learning needs to accommodate part-time study, both off and on campus. In order to test theoretical concepts, colleges will have to meet face-to-face with industry, military, and social agencies, and government. Involvement with the academic core of the liberal arts is essential for continuing education to have status and stature on campus. The atmosphere of continuing education conferences is important to promoting positive exchanges. Factors that have contributed to improvement in the Board of the NUCEA include continuity within the presidencies, the commission and review of position papers, and increasing involvement in external relationships with other continuing education associations. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National University Continuing Education Association (69th, Atlanta, GA, April 14-18, 1984).