Continuing education should be integrated into institutional strategies: Editorial


In a recent interview with EvoLLLution, Fred Anger of Toronto Metropolitan University discusses the opportunities and challenges associated with prioritizing continuing education (CE) as a core, integrated strategic focus. Anger discusses the historic siloing of CE units from postsecondary institutional strategies, which can subsequently lead to a lack of alignment, poor coordination, and a duplication of resources. Anger argues that CE units have an “agility to respond quickly to changes,” which could be leveraged for an institution’s success. “I truly believe an integrated CE unit, constantly working to build up the institution’s reputation and earn its trust, is a key success factor for both the unit and the university or college,” he concludes.