ERIC Number: ED408426
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Innovations. Award Winning Programs in Continuing Education, 1997.
University Continuing Education Association, Washington, DC.
This publication profiles four award-winning programs honored in 1997 by the University Continuing Education Association. The four programs have instituted imaginative continuing higher education responses to important community needs. In all four cases, the focus is on developing human resources to support local employment and enhance the community by assisting people in acquiring learning that they can put to use immediately. The programs are: (1) Professional Re-employment Education Program, Rochester Institute of Technology (New York), which helps displaced professionals by providing 60 percent tuition discounts to help them retrain; (2) Gila River Indian Community Tribal Leadership Program, Arizona State University, which develops leadership skills and technical programs for leaders of a tribal community outside Phoenix, Arizona; (3) Bachelor of Science with a Major in Vehicle Design, Central Michigan University, which enables auto workers to acquire a technical bachelor's degree; and (4) EdVantage: San Diego's Partnership for Professional Healthcare Education, in which the University of California San Diego Extension fosters collaboration to provide continuing education in this rapidly changing field. Each program description includes the following: a one-page summary detailing the institution receiving the award, name of responsible persons, program objectives, sources of funding, cost of program, and a longer narrative description of the project. (KC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, American Indians, College Programs, Continuing Education, Cooperative Programs, Demonstration Programs, Dislocated Workers, Educational Innovation, Health Personnel, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Job Training, Leadership Training, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation, Retraining, Technical Education
University Continuing Education Association, One Dupont Circle, Suite 615, Washington, DC 20036 ($7 plus $4.50 postage/handling).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: University Continuing Education Association, Washington, DC.