Collaboration, Matriculation and Differentiation: Move from Defending your CE Program to Leading Positive Change on Campus
Continuing Education is still viewed as a secondary venture on some campuses. However, with the traditional college-aged student population shrinking, aggressive admissions competition increasing, and the need for many institutions to demonstrate their total economic impact and return on investment, Continuing Education is positioned to contribute more than ever.
Learn how the emphasis on collaboration at a large community college, both across campus and across the region can support enrollment growth, innovation and program improvement. Discuss how matriculation from Continuing Education into credit courses and programs demonstrates a multiple bottom line return on the institution’s investment in community and corporate learning.
And address your CE culture that may be
holding your team back from being a leader on campus.
Joseph Cassidy, MBA, has served as the Dean of Continuing Education at College of DuPage since June 2010. In this role, he oversees the Youth Academy, Adult Basic Education, Adult Enrichment, Homeland Security Training Institute and Business Solutions programs. Continuing Education enrolls over 25,000 students each year through some 3,700 courses. Business Solutions provides customizable contract training, certificate programs and the grant funded Center for Entrepreneurship (Procurement, International Trade and Small Business Development). Adult Basic Education provides high school equivalency and English Language Acquisition courses to a region with the second highest index of need in the State of Illinois. The combined Adult Education grant now totals more than $2.6m and produces some of the highest educational outcomes in the state.