The Organization of Continuing Higher Education: Responding to the '90s

  • Joe F. Donaldson University of Missouri-Columbia
Keywords: Higher Education, Continuing Education


The organizational pattern of continuing education has increasingly become an important issue, particularly to metropolitan universities. Most of the debate about the organization of continuing education has focused on issues surrounding centralized and decentralized organizational arrangements. However, a singular focus on this debate limits discussion to considering issues of control. The debate must be widened to consider institutional boundaries and domain, coordination, and integration in order to fully explore the organization of continuing higher education within the context of modern and evolving metropolitan universities.