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College Provost and Dean of Academic Affairs
DeVry College of New York
What is lifelong learning and how to keep one’s skills updated? What is the difference between education and training? Which is important to obtain at which point one one’s career?
Once a professional has received the basic education and training of a bachelor’s degree and begins a career path in the world of work, the knowledge acquired begins to lose currency. To keep up and to advance it is imperative that professionals engage in some form of continuing education or they will soon… Continue reading
Director of Continuing Education
University of Calgary
The following is a Q&A conducted with Scott McLean, who has been the Director of Continuing Education at the University of Calgary since 2005. A recognized expert in the field, McLean has experience teaching graduate courses in adult education theory and practice, and has practical experience ranging from teaching adult basic education in Nunavut to developing innovative continuing education programming in agricultural leadership and health promotion. In this Q&A, McLean discusses methods of measuring the success of non-degree/credit and non-traditional programming.
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Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Faculty Affairs
Many schools are seeking to remedy common obstacles to veteran student success in college by becoming military friendly in a variety of ways. While most schools have staffed certifying officials to process GI Bill benefits, and are establishing student veteran centers, organizations and veteran-friendly financial policies, awareness of the challenges veterans face must permeate the entire institution.
* Jenna Johnson, “Veterans who go back to school wish they had more support.” The Washington Post, November 4, 2010.
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Director of K-16 Programs
University of California San Diego
Never before has it been necessary for us to consider taking a green approach to sustaining human capital and lifelong learning.
The focus on “going green” is a philosophy connected to sustainability, environmentally friendly practices, and accountability for the human resource aspects of business. In today’s knowledge-based economy, we cannot afford to stop learning after leaving the formal school system. In many cases, individual success and satisfaction in the workplace depends on continually learning in order to upgrade skills and acquire new knowledge.
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