IU Southeast to close Noncredit Programs

3rd April 2012

NEW ALBANY, IN, (April 3, 2012) – Beginning July 1, Indiana University Southeast will phase out Noncredit Programs.

The department of Noncredit Programs is part of IU Southeast’s Continuing Studies division and has allowed the University to serve the community by offering not-for-credit business and industry training, general interest programs, and children’s classes.

The decision to end Noncredit Programs is a result of Indiana University’s closure of the School of Continuing Studies and is due to the financial constraints confronting higher education in the state. The closure will not affect the bachelor’s degree in general studies that is currently housed in Continuing Studies.

All in-person, noncredit courses scheduled through May 2012 will be convened as planned, and online courses listed on the website will be available for registration. After May 31, 2012, Noncredit Programs will no longer offer lifelong learning adult classes or safety training programs.

However, IU Southeast will continue to offer the very successful Project AHEAD, a noncredit children’s program. Project AHEAD will now be part of the School of Education. In addition, each of the academic schools at IU Southeast will have the option to offer noncredit programming that they deem appropriate to their missions. 

In addition, IU Southeast will continue to offer all academic degree programs, including the bachelor’s degree in general studies, which are part of the School of Continuing Studies. That B.G.S. will be offered through a new unit at IU Southeast.

Employees in Noncredit Programs have been moved to other University departments.

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