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The Division of Continuing Studies (DCS) provides administrative leadership and support for campus programs attentive to adult, non-traditional age student degree completion and lifelong learning. A multifaceted unit, the Division encompasses the Center for Adult and Lifelong Learning (CALL) and the Community Learning Network (CLN). CALL includes the General Studies Degree support staff including administrative leadership, advising and recording functions. CALL also incorporates the courses and certificate programs of the Continuing Education department, its management and programmers. The Community Learning Network (CLN) comprises the off-campus centers (IUPUI-Park 100 and IUPUI-Greenwood), the Adult Learning Centers located in three Indianapolis Public Schools, and Distance Education courses. Research conducted by faculty and staff of DCS consists of the Equity Institute and the African American Male Equity Project. The Division's Civic Engagement and Service offers leadership assistance for the P-20 Talent Alliance and the administration of the Martindale-Brightwood Alliance for Educational Success.
To meet the evolving needs of our learners, IUPUI courses are offered at times and places most convenient to learners. Both credit and continuing education classes are offered at corporate locations, in community centers, in high schools, the IUPUI Park 100 Learning Center, the IUPUI Greenwood Learning Center, and in a virtual environment through the Internet, public television, and videotape or CD. In order to make learning even more accessible to adult learners, DCS offers distance education courses to provide increased flexibility to our learners by blending new technologies with new learning strategies to meet the lifestyles of metropolitan learners.
The Continuing Education Program (CE) operates one of the largest continuing education programs in Indiana. Each year CE provides more than 600 continuing education classes and serves over 7,000 learners in Central Indiana. With more than 17 continuing education certificate programs, CE provides an access point for learners to take the first step in career development or the opportunity to take classes for personal enrichment.
The General Studies department offers the Bachelor of General Studies which allows students the flexibility to design a degree that fulfills their own personal and professional goals and also promotes degree completion for students who may have been prevented from beginning or completing work on a traditional degree due to work schedules, domestic responsibilities or logistical problems.
The opportunities to meet the needs of learners, employers and the community are endless. The IUPUI Division of Continuing Studies focuses on delivering education to adults in Central Indiana at times and places convenient to learners. This is our commitment to ensuring that IUPUI becomes one of the best model urban universities of the future and that adult learners in Central Indiana have access to the education they want and need in today’s world.