The University of Illinois Springfield is home to a number of world-class experts in many interesting fields of study.
We’re pleased you are thinking about offering a Continuing Education class to serve our community and the world at large.
Our instructors, who are all full time UIS faculty and staff, create their own continuing education classes, name the classes, and determine the content of the classes. They also determine the course format [i.e., webinar (synchronous online seminar) or asynchronous online course] and market the class.
Some things to think about:
- What is the minimum number of students you require in order for it to be worth your time to create the content and deliver the class at the proposed cost per student?
How much time will you need to design your class and the supporting materials? Do you already have handouts or activities created for a potential class?
Will the class qualify for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) or Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits? If so, the responsibility for certifying and recording those credits is entirely yours.
How will you ‘market’ the class to be sure that prospective students know about (and sign up for) this opportunity?
If you are currently a faculty member in an academic department at UIS, your dean will review your course proposal and work with you on matters related to the feasibility of the course. If you are an academic professional at UIS, the dean(s) relevant to the topic will review your course proposal.
If the class will be offered online:
- Will the class be delivered synchronously, asynchronously or both?
- If delivered synchronously, how many meeting sessions will the class include, and how long will each session last?
- Will the sessions be offered in a time zone that accommodates a range of participants?
- If the course is delivered asynchronously, how many days or weeks will it span?
If you are ready to propose a continuing education class:
Please complete our class proposal form. Someone will be in touch with you soon: