ERIC Number: ED255706
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Standards for Noncredit Continuing Education.
Ohio Board of Regents, Columbus.
For the first time, a state has developed standards for noncredit continuing education. The model developed by the state of Ohio measures achievement in terms of goals and objectives rather than in terms of fixed characteristics. It also emphasized institutional self-study and self-assessment. The standards are intended to enable noncredit continuing education programs to maintain their strengths while at the same time, they help establish a systematic process for quality assurance. The standards are intended to apply to three major categories of noncredit programs: (1) skill training and development, (2) professional updating and inservice education, and (3) intellectual development of the individual. This document contains three parts. In part I, the Standards are presented in seven categories: mission; organization/administration/personnel; instructional personnel; resources and facilities; educational offerings; recruitment, admissions, and student services; and program evaluation. In part II, questions to consider for self-study are presented in each of the seven categories. These questions are not meant to be exhaustive, but are meant to amplify the standards and to stimulate the self-study process. Finally, recommendations for implementing the standards are presented in part III. (KC)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, College Programs, Continuing Education, Credentials, Educational Assessment, Educational Planning, Inservice Education, Models, Noncredit Courses, Norms, Postsecondary Education, Professional Continuing Education, Self Actualization, Self Evaluation (Groups), Skill Development, State Boards of Education, State Standards, Statewide Planning
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Ohio Board of Regents, Columbus.
Note: Prepared by the Task Force on Quality Standards for Noncredit Continuing Education.