Understanding Changing Roles in Continuing Education Units<br />Mary S. Grant, Ph.D.<br />University of Wisconsin-Extension<br />Division of Continuing Education, Outreach and E-Learnin<br />
The Study<br />Two Big Ten Institutions<br />Both with Central Main Campus and multiple regional branch campuses<br />Comparable in size, age, budget and undergraduate enrollments<br />One CE is Centralized; One CE is decentralized<br />
Money is the Root<br />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). <br />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). <br />
Discussion<br />What major changes are impacting your CE unit?<br />Is you budget being cut, and if so, how much?<br />Is your unit expected to contribute revenue back to the institution><br />Are you losing or gaining oversight of activities?<br />What do you see as the three areas for growth in the next five years<br />What are you doing to position your unit to be successful in turbulent times?<br />
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