ERIC Number: ED361519
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Good Practice in University Continuing Vocational Education. UCACE Occasional Paper No. 13.
Geale, John; Duke, Chris
A project was conducted to identify good practice in continuing vocational education (CVE) and the barriers to increasing the quantity and quality of CVE provided by universities in the United Kingdom. During the project, 6 research briefing seminars were attended by 46 persons, 13 researchers conducted case studies, 17 researchers conducted key issue investigations, and 21 universities participated in visits/seminars conducted by the project manager. The study found that all UK universities are committed to providing more CVE, tending toward more integration with degree teaching and research. Good practices identified for senior management include the following: staff motivation, effective financial systems, financial incentives, accreditation of CVE, and recognition for teaching. For CVE directors, these good practices were recommended: departmental coordination and information sharing, good links with central administration, coordinated external networking, and change management. Good practices for department heads were as follows: making CVE a normal academic duty and being selective about collaborators. (Eight appendixes provide the following: an extended project description; a project outline and methodology; lists of steering committee members, case studies, key issues, a list of related projects, and statistical data on CVE in 1990-91 and 1991-92.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Universities Council for Adult and Continuing Education, Leicester (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom