News From Regional & Continuing Education


Continuing Education in Chico Offers Opportunities for Working People, Retirees

Sunday, January 23, 2011

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By LAURA URSENY - Staff Writer
Reprinted in full from the Chico Enterprise Record.

CHICO — While higher education has appealed to the not-so-young for decades, more working adults are attracted to Chico State University for professional development.

Working adults find an array of class series, workshops and conferences that are fast-tracked and are flexible to meld with career schedules.

Over 2009 and 2010, more than 11,730 enrollments occurred in courses offered by the University’s Center for Regional and Continuing Education. These students took the classes either for credit or simply for the knowledge.

Chico State In Top Rankings

NEWS RELEASE Joe Wills, Public Affairs 530-898-4143

CSU, Chico Once Again Ranked Sixth Among Western Public Universities by U.S. News

California State University, Chico is ranked sixth among regional public universities in the Western United States in the 2011 edition of “America’s Best Colleges” from U.S. News & World Report magazine. U.S. News & World Report’s regional category, known as master’s level last year, includes universities that offer undergraduate and master’s programs but few doctoral programs.

National Humanities Center Offers Free Seminars for California Teachers


June 15, 2010


Joe Wills
CSU, Chico Public Affairs

Melissa McGowan
CSU, Chico Regional & Continuing Education

Program for California Teachers Offers High Quality, Low Cost Professional Development Credit

National Humanities CenterResearch Triangle Park, NC and Chico, CA  A new partnership between the National Humanities Center (NHC) and the Center for Regional & Continuing Education at California State University, Chico (CSU, Chico) provides California K-12 teachers the opportunity to earn university credits for completing online professional development seminars from the NHC. The National Humanities Center is the only major independent American institute for advanced study in all fields of the humanities. It is distinctive in its commitment to linking scholarship to improved teaching and providing teachers with new materials and instructional strategies to make them more effective in the classroom and rekindle their enthusiasm for the subjects they teach.

Leading Innovation in Higher Education

Debra Barger and Elaina McReynolds, Regional and Continuing Education, presented “Radical Decision Making for Turbulent Times” at the University Continuing Education Association’s 95th Annual Conference on Leading Innovation in Higher Education, in San Francisco, April 9.

Localization, San Francisco CA, March 22

The first of three 2010 on-site localization training workshops begins March 22, 2010, in San Francisco, CA.  The Localization Certification Program runs March 22-24.  Daily topics include localization management, localizing a project theory to practice, and frontiers of localization.  The localization project management program runs March 25-26.  Daily topics include managing localization projects and localizing project management tools.  The workshops will be held in the heart of downtown San Francisco.  Join us to learn, explore, and be delighted by the City on the Bay!  For more information visit:

Transition Alliance Conference, March 18

The first annual regional Transition Alliance Conference will take place March 18, 2010.  The mission of the Transition Alliance is to support transition programs that provide exemplary workforce preparation services that contribute to the successful transition of youth with disabilities to post-secondary education and training, employment, and quality adult life.  This conference will focus on promoting communities of practice and building quality transition alliances.   For more information visit: .

ElderCollege Orientation - January 19

Please make plans to join us for our next ElderCollege Orientation which will be held Tuesday, January 19, 2010 in the Continuing Education classroom on the Chico State campus. If you are sixty (60) or older, you are eligible for ElderCollege. ElderCollege allows you to attend University courses on a non-credit basis with the permission of the professor. For more information please visit or give us a call 530-898-6105.