Universities’ continuing ed teams need more data, resources (EdScoop)
Universities are building out continuing education teams to meet demand, but workers say they lack easy access to real-time metrics like enrollment, according to a survey released Monday by the edtech company Modern Campus and the University Professional and Continuing Education Association.
According to the report, continuing and professional education professionals see lack of resources as a barrier to addressing department goals — respondents named staffing and administrative burden as top barriers to expanding courses. But technology can help lighten the load, said Jim Fong, founding director of the association’s Center for Research and Strategy.
“There’s this foundational gap between the expectations that are being placed on continuing ed divisions to actively drive and support the transformation of their respective institutions, while at the same time they don’t have the foundational tools and resources and support that they need to do that work,” Fong told EdScoop. Read the full article.