Executive Director
Weir, H., B.Sc., B.A.(Ed.), M.Sc. Memorial

Associate Executive Director (Division of Open Learning)
Whalen, D.M., Dip.A.A. C.T.T., B.Voc.Ed., M.B.A. Memorial; Associate Executive Director

Associate Director (Centre for Academic and Media Services)
Hyde, R., B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed. Memorial

Associate Director (Research, Development and Marketing)
Vaughan, A.M., B.A., B.Ed. Memorial, M.A. British Columbia

Associate Director (Projects)
Parsons Heath, N., B.Sc., B.Ed., M.Ed. Memorial

Administrative Staff
Mahon, P.; Secretary to Executive Director
Porter, C.; Administrative Staff Specialist

The School of Continuing Education is dedicated to providing open and accessible learning opportunities in conformity with the university's strategic outreach education and its dedication to providing a superior learning environment through responsive and innovative teaching as outlined in the document "Launch Forth".

Specifically, the School of Continuing Education is responsible for meeting the needs of part-time and distance education students. These needs are met by the production and administration of courses and programmes originating in other faculties or schools and through certificate and diploma programmes originating in the School of Continuing Education. In addition, the School of Continuing Education serves the continuing education and lifelong learning needs of the general public through presentation of personal and professional development courses on selected topics. The School is mandated to provide continuing education opportunities for students, faculty and staff within the university through the provision of various academic support services.

Distance Education Programme

Certificate Programmes

Diploma Programme in Information Technology

Personal and Professional Development Non-Credit Courses

Academic and Media Services


The School offers more than 100 courses/seminars/ workshops per semester in personal and professional development. These offerings are non-credit in nature. Programme areas include personal computing, languages, culture and heritage, personal effectiveness, as well as courses in the visual and performing arts. Instructors are drawn from the community and are usually recognized for their achievements in their fields of instruction.

This programme is an excellent continuing education service for individuals seeking "one time" training. It also serves as a valuable introduction to the university setting for persons interested in pursuing diploma or certificate studies. Personal and professional development courses are generally offered on-campus, evenings during the fall and winter semesters. A reduced programme is offered in the spring.

The Centre also works closely with the School's certificate programmes and with the academic departments of the university, to provide programme development services (in staff training and development) to business, industry and public sector agencies.

There are no formal admission requirements for Personal and Professional Development courses.

For information on courses or programmes administered by the School of Continuing Education, please call or write:

School of Continuing Education
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NF
A1B 3X8
Tel.: 737-7979, 737-8700
Fax: 737-8486, 737-7941


Part of the mandate of the School of Continuing Education is to encourage and support faculty innovation in improved teaching practices and the use of instructional technologies. Much of its resources are therefore focused on providing both pedagogical and technical support for teaching at Memorial.

Many of the University's faculties and schools maintain instructional services groups that handle most of their instructional development and media production requirements. The School of Continuing Education cooperates with these units and the associated faculty and staff members who are engaged in faculty development and teaching support. The main role of the School in this area is to provide the types of instructional services that cannot be reasonably duplicated within all the various academic groups across campus.

A resource centre is made available for faculty use. It offers a small collection of books, journals, newsletters and video programmes about instruction. A newsletter, The News About Teaching and Learning at Memorial, is published monthly and distributed to all faculty members. A variety of faculty orientation sessions, seminars, and workshops are offered throughout the year. Support is given to voluntary course evaluations, awards, and other activities and initiatives that recognize the importance of university teaching.

The School offers a wide range of professional-level media production services in video, audio, and graphics. Video services include broadcast quality production, conventional and non-linear editing, digitization, international standards conversion, tape duplication, and distribution by satellite and the Internet. Graphics specialities include animation, 3D visualization, and the World Wide Web. Technical staff offer consultation, design and maintenance services for multimedia teaching facilities.

For information on the academic and media services offered by the School of Continuing Education, please call:

Tel: 737-7575, 737-8629
Fax: 737-4635

Last modified on May 17, 2000 by MaryJane Puxley

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