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- 1. Understanding Changing Roles in Continuing Education Units
Mary S. Grant, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Extension
Division of Continuing Education, Outreach and E-Learnin
- 2. The Study
Two Big Ten Institutions
Both with Central Main Campus and multiple regional branch campuses
Comparable in size, age, budget and undergraduate enrollments
One CE is Centralized; One CE is decentralized
- 4. Then and Now
- 6. Money is the Root
Matkinconcludes that the financial structure is both a model for change and a target of some shifts in the underlying financial structure of higher education (2004).
The university continuing education unit is increasingly being looked at as a resource in meeting the challenges of revenue production and increased access (Ebersole, 2003).
- 7. Discussion
What major changes are impacting your CE unit?
Is you budget being cut, and if so, how much?
Is your unit expected to contribute revenue back to the institution>
Are you losing or gaining oversight of activities?
What do you see as the three areas for growth in the next five years
What are you doing to position your unit to be successful in turbulent times?
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