DIVISION OF CONTINUING EDUCATION

Sandy Belote, Director of Evening School
Ruth Coleman, Director of Public Service
Candace Goad, Director of Student/Alumni Employment Information Center

One of the major responsibilities of the University is to provide educational opportunities for working adults and other part-time students. The requirements for upgrading in job performance and changes in manpower needs, as well as a desire for individua l self-renewal, make it both necessary and desirable to continue learning throughout life. The Division supports the University in its mission to meet the educational needs of Tennessee by providing an evening school program, providing travel study progra ms, and sponsoring seminars, workshops, and other special interest courses.

The Division also offers a variety of youth and children's programs and manages the Cooperative Education programs and the Student/Alumni Employment Information Center.

Evening School and Public Service programs are available by writing to the Division of Continuing Education, The University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, Tennessee 38238.

EVENING SCHOOL

College credit courses are offered in the evening at several off-campus locations and on the Martin campus. Classes are offered in Jackson, Paris, Union City, and Waverly. These courses carry full-residence credit and provide an opportunity for working ad ults and other interested students to work toward a bachelor's or master's degree, gain professional recertification, occupational upgrading, or simply study in academic areas of interest.

The Evening School has off-campus office locations in Jackson and Waverly. For information on Jackson course offerings, please call 901/425-3350 or 800/491-6445. The Jackson office is located at Lambuth University, 214 Jones Hall. For information on Waver ly course offerings, please call 615/296-3312.

TRAVEL STUDY

The University of Tennessee at Martin is a member of The Cooperative Center for Study in Britain, a higher education consortium. UT Martin and CCSB sponsor a two-week study program in London in late December and early January as well as a two-week Austral ia program. During each summer there are two five-week terms in Britain, as well as a two-week program in Ireland. For students interested in a longer period of study CCSB provides a semester in Cambridge. UT Martin faculty participate regularly in progra ms. Courses and fees vary for each program. For a complete list of program offerings, contact Continuing Education in Gooch Hall.

PUBLIC SERVICE

The University offers a wide range of non-credit programs which address specific educational and training needs of the service area. Non-credit programs are educational offerings which are not offered as college credit. These programs qualify for continuing education units and are a permanent record in the Records Office of which a participant with a Certificate of Completion. A complete listing of UT Martin's non-credit offerings may be obtained from the Public Service office via the internet at: http://www.utm.edu:80/departments/continued/pubserv.htm.

Non-credit programs include seminars, workshops, conferences, and special interest events relavent to the educational interests of the University community, business and industry, professional groups, and the general public. These programs can be designed to meet specific educational and training needs and offered at a time convenient to the consumer. Many non-credit programs are offered on-site to business and industry and designed to address educational and training needs specific to the individual organization. Programs can be developed to meet certification and in-service requirements of many professional groups.
The Office of Public Service offers specialized training for law enforcement through its Institute of Professional Development (IPD). This specialized training is offered primarily on-campus. Law enforcement officers nationwide attend these schools and the instruction is taught by law enforcement personnel with expertise in the individual areas. All programs are approved by the Peace Officer Standard Training (P.O.S.T.) Commission.
Non-credit offerings are for all ages, including a variety of programs offered for youth. One program for children is UT Martin's Kid College. Scheduled annually for the second and third weeks of June.
UT Martin also has teleconferencing capabilities. To schedule teleconferences, call (901) 881-7082.

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM

Cooperative Education is the integration of classroom theory with practical experience by means of alternating specific periods of attendance at the University with specific periods of employment.

The following factors are used to adhere to this definition: (1) The student's work should be related to his/her field of study and individual interest within the field. (2) The employment must be considered to be regular, continuing, and an essential ele ment in the educational process. (3) The working experience will ideally increase in difficulty and responsibility as the student progresses through the academic curriculum.

Any UT Martin instructional unit that develops an academic program which permits students to rotate the semesters at the University and the periods of employment may participate.

ACADEMIC CREDIT

In Cooperative Education, students enroll in (Academic Major) 201C-202C-203C-204C-205C-206C (1,1,1,1,1,1) Cooperative Education Experience and receive one semester hour credit per work period. Academic qualifications and career training positions, as avai lable, are determined by the Director of the Employment Information Center who assigns Pass (P) or Fail (F) grades for the courses. Normally, failing grades will not be given except in cases where students have been dismissed by their employers for unsati sfactory performance or students leave their jobs prior to completion of a work period without proper approval from the Director of Cooperative Education. In order to receive credit, the students must submit a work report, and the employers are requested to submit an Employer's Rating Form for each work period.

Students majoring in programs which require, or accept, internship credit for professional experience may elect to enroll in (Academic Major) 301C-302C (2-6, 2-6) Cooperative Education and Internship Experience and receive two to six semester hours credit per work period. To receive this experience, approval of the academic advisor and the Director of the Employment Information Center is required. To enroll, students must have, at least, junior status. An academic advisor from the participating instructio nal unit is assigned to help coordinate the internship experience and assign letter grades. The students are required to maintain all work reports necessary to satisfy the cooperative education requirements plus any additional assignments.

No more than twelve total credit hours for the entire Cooperative Education Experience and/or Cooperative Education and Internship Experience may be earned. Internship credit hours count toward the requirements of the Baccalaureate Degree and are not addi tive. The specific instructional units under which the students participate in the program determine the degree requirements for which the work experience substitutes.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Applications for the program should be filed in the Employment Information Center as early after enrollment in the University as possible thus permitting flexibility in obtaining the proper work experience.

STUDENT STATUS

While working, participants are considered full-time students of The University of Tennessee at Martin and have the same general status as students in attendance at the University.

Student fees are assessed according to the current per semester hour rate as shown under Financial information. For additional information, contact the Employment Information Center, The University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, Tennessee 38238.


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