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University of Nebraska at Omaha. Division of Continuing Studies



  • Usage: 2003 - present
  • Usage: 1966 - 2003
  • Usage: 1952/1953 - 1965/1966
  • Usage: 1938/1939 - 1951/1952
  • Usage: circa 1932/1933 - 1937/1938


The Division of Continuing Studies is a subordinate unit of the University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS), and it is responsible for administering the Bachelor's degree program in General Studies.

Prior to the 2003 merger with CPACS, the College of Continuing Studies was a larger body offering a wider range of adult education services to nontraditional students, both degree seeking and non-degree seeking.

It was founded in or before 1932/1933 as the Municipal University of Omaha Extension Division, to provide night classes at the Municipal University of Omaha. Many of these evening classes were conducted at facilities such as the YMCA, YWCA, and local elementary schools.

In 1938/1939, it became the School of Adult Education, providing vocational guidance and helped nontraditional students better plan their college careers and complete their degrees.

In 1952/1953, it was upgraded to the College of Adult Education (CAE). CAE provided educational opportunities to the adult population of Omaha. Among other programs, CAE broadcast lessons on KMTV as part of the successful and long-running Television Classroom program.

In 1966/1967, it became the College of Continuing Studies (CCS). CCS programs included the Offutt Air Force Base program and the TV Classroom, as well as many conferences. From 1980 until 2000, CCS operated a Downtown Education Center in the Peter Kiewit Conference Center in downtown Omaha.

When budget cuts forced UNO to pull out of the Peter Kiewit Center, CCS staffing levels were greatly reduced, non-degree-seeking programs were eliminated, operation of the conference center was eliminated, and CCS's focus was narrowed, leaving only the Bachelor of General Studies degree program.

In 2003, CCS was subsumed into CPACS and downgraded to the Division of Continuing Studies.

Name history summary:

2003-present -- Division of Continuing Studies

1966/1967-2002/2003 -- College of Continuing Studies (CCS)

1952/1953-1965/1966 -- College of Education (CAE)

1938/1939-1951/1952 -- School of Adult Education

circa 1932/1933-1937/1938 -- Municipal University of Omaha Extension Division

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Diamond Jubilee : College of Continuing Studies, 1983, 5/26/2015

Scope and Contents The College of Continuing Studies pioneered in the field of lifelong learning. Interviews are with Alan Hackel, George Boddy, and Larry Winkler. Number 7 in the University of Nebraska at Omaha's Diamond Jubilee series. Sponsored by UNO's College of Continuing Studies in cooperation with television station KMTV. From the series TV Classroom.Title as listed in guide to series : To earn a living and to live a cultured life.Runtime: 28:47:00Original format:...
Dates: 1983; Digitized: 5/26/2015

Diamond Jubilee (TV Series), 1983-1984

Scope and Contents Diamond Jubilee is a series of 12 interviews produced in 1983-1984 as part of the T.V. Classroom television series, in honor of UNO's 75th anniversary celebration events, collectively termed the UNO Diamond Jubilee. The first interview features UNO Chancellor Del Weber. The next ten episodes focus on the deans of each college, the library, the Alumni Association, and Educational and Student Services. The final episode focuses on the future of the university through...
Dates: 1983-1984

Everett Hosman Ushering Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UNO-0154
Content Description The Everett Hosman Ushering Collection is one cubic foot of material, 1935 to 1973, and includes a majority of paper documents, pamphlets and booklets, photographs, and newpaper clippings. Everett Hosman gathered these items during his tenure as professor and dean of the School of Adult Education / College of Adult Education at the Municipal University of Omaha (OU). A majority of the collection relates to the correspondence course in ushering developed and taught by Hosman for the...
Dates: 1935-1973

UNO Bachelor of General Studies Degree Records

 Collection — Box All
Identifier: UNO-0062
Scope and Contents The UNO Bachelor of General Studies Degree Records are comprised of files related to the Bachelors of General Studies degree program in the College of Continuing Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, covering the time period from about 1950 until about 2005 (with the bulk of the material from the latter half of that period). Materials include agreements with other area colleges and universities, marketing plans, committee and task force information, correspondence, course...
Dates: 1950-2005

UNO College of Continuing Studies Binder, circa 1970

 Item — Object Memorabilia [10]
Scope and Contents

Empty 3-ring binder branded for the University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Continuing Studies Handbook for Education Officers

(dating to sometime between 1968 and 2003; the contents of the handbook are missing). "Bootstrap" is on the spine and "Handbook for Education Officers" is on the front.

Dates: circa 1970

UNO College of Continuing Studies Records

Identifier: UNO-0061
Scope and Contents The UNO College of Continuing Studies Records comprise the files of the University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Continuing Studies (CCS), covering the period from 1932 until 2003. The collection includes the College of Adult Education (CAE) annual volumes (essentially scrapbooks containing course catalogs, programs, mailers, correspondence, newsletters, and other ephemera) (1947/1948-1966/1967); CAE dean's annual reports (1951-1959); CAE annual report materials (similar to the annual...
Dates: 1932-2003