Continuing and Professional Education

Sandra Gladney, Executive Director
Baker Downtown Center
975 High St., Suite 110
1277 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon 97403-1277

Continuing and Professional Education at the University of Oregon provides educational opportunities to people seeking instruction and enrichment beyond the traditional campus experience. Activities include lectures, conferences, seminars, and workshops with opportunities for professional development and lifelong learning.

Academic Programs

Applied Information Management (AIM) Master’s Degree

The Applied Information Management Program is no longer accepting applications for admission, and the program will be closing. Current students may find information on the requirements they must fulfill to graduate online.

Community Education

An important dimension of the University of Oregon’s responsibility to continuing education is the Community Education Program, which makes university courses available to people who are not formally admitted to the university.

Community education students may register for a maximum of 8 credits per academic term. Credits earned through the Community Education Program are listed on a student’s permanent UO academic record.

Professional Development for Educators

Professional Development for Educators partners with academic departments within the UO to offer courses, workshops, and conferences that grant graduate credit or professional development units for in-service teachers. Workshops meet licensure requirements for K–12 educators and fulfill new professional development and continuing education initiatives.

Lifelong Learning

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

This noncredit, self-support program was originally established in 1993 to meet the educational interests of mature adults. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Oregon is offered at program sites in Eugene-Springfield and central Oregon. The curriculum explores the humanities, the sciences, current affairs, and the arts through a varied schedule of lectures, short courses, study and discussion groups, and other activities. An annual fee covers participation in the majority of program offerings. Previous attendance or association with the university is not required for membership.

UO Insight Seminars

UO Insight Seminars are short-term, in-depth investigations of art, literature, poetry, philosophy, history, architecture, archaeology, religion, and current events. Led by UO and guest faculty members who provide formal study guides and lead college-level discussions, the seminars offer college-level study for the sake of personal fulfillment.

Other Services

Customized Training

By partnering with Academic Extension, businesses, nonprofits, and government organizations can develop and administer trainings on- or offsite, offering professional development units, continuing education units, or UO credit.

Conferences and Special Programs

Administrative support is provided for a variety of conferences and noncredit workshops, including events offered by academic departments and individual faculty members developing activities for UO students and community members, academic societies, associations, regional meetings, and nonacademic community-interest programs.