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  1. Continuing Education Pardess Mitchell Tara Mathien Kelly Taylor Tonya Dixon Robin James Norma Grassini-Komara

  2. Question 1 • Do you believe community colleges should offer continuing education?

  3. Question 2 • Do you believe tax money should be used to support continuing education?

  4. Question 3 • Continuing education offerings should benefit community needs or problems, if they don’t, then they shouldn’t be offered.

  5. Role of Continuing Education • Many roles and purposes • Literacy • Job Skills • Lifelong Learning Opportunities

  6. Current Issues • Program Effectiveness • Community college needs to provide its worth to the community; especially continuing education programs • Programs are usually measured via a self reporting tool given to participants • Process evaluation • Number of participants • Questions pertain to enjoyment rather than outcomes

  7. Current Issues • Funding • Decreasing since the 1970’s • Enrollment continues to increase (must do more with less money) • Each State has a different formula for funding • Some use community education to help offset the costs when there has been low enrollment • Some are forced to cut community education programs to deal with budget cuts

  8. Current Issues • Program Validity • Community education is often not mentioned when public figures give accolades to community college • Focus is often on the academic side • Adjunct are the ones who teach community education (less commitment to institution, poor communication with full timers) • Credits for life experiences • Some say it is a marketing tool • Is it valid? • Should students receive credit for life experiences?

  9. Program Validity &Funding Activity • Groups of 3 • Identify 3 individual serving • Identify 3 community serving • With your group discuss whether each category should receive equal funding • Be prepared to justify your choices

  10. Current Trends • Review COD & CLC Catalogs • Are there similar courses in comparison to Harper’s catalogs-in your previous findings • Be prepared to discuss your choices

  11. Future Trends • 21st Century • Reliance on portable devices • Increased e-learning/on-line learning • Reliance on social networking • Do it yourself learning

  12. Advantages • Reduces time • Increases retention • Increases access • Saves money • On demand availability • Self paced • Increases interactivity • Accommodates various learning styles

  13. Mobile device technology: iPads, iPods, Flip Video Cams, Laptops & Smart Phones

  14. Conclusion • Current Trends • Issues • Future Trends • Where does it go from here?

  15. Q & A