Dean, William Hine
The School of Continuing Education supports a university obligation to citizens and businesses in the state and beyond through the creation and delivery of student/consumer responsive programs using diverse educational delivery systems. These programs greatly enhance the cultural, educational and professional development opportunities for individuals seeking continuing education. Recognizing rapidly changing educational needs of society, the unit extends the academic resources of the University in a cost-efficient manner to provide access to on- and off-campus programs.
We offer a nontraditional degree program for adult students, the General Studies Bachelor of Arts degree program. Credit classes are offered at area centers, including Danville Area Community College, the Salem Education Center, Olney Central College in Olney, Richland Community College in Decatur, Lake Land College in Mattoon and Kluthe Center in Effingham, and Parkland College in Champaign/Urbana. We provide a large number of contract-credit classes to a wide variety of constituents, both of a credit and non-credit nature, throughout the state of Illinois. We are also greatly expanding our online class offerings. Any requests for information should be forwarded to the Office of Academic and Professional Development.