University of Delaware

Professional & Continuing Studies

Diversity and Inclusion

Building an Environment of Inclusive Excellence

The Division of Professional and Continuing Studies is committed to diversity and inclusion in its services and programs. In partnership with the larger UD community, we work toward our common goal of making the University of Delaware a welcoming and inclusive institution.

In continuing support of UD’s and the Division’s goals for building an environment of inclusive excellence, the Division of Professional and Continuing Studies has completed or is working on the following initiatives:

New Programs Addressing or Supporting Diversity

Continuing Education Faculty Development Seminar, in Partnership with UD Diversity Experts

  • Presenters include Dr. James Jones, Dr. Carol Henderson, and Jennifer Daniels
  • Increases instructor awareness of diversity and inclusion as they relate to curriculum, teaching and learning styles, and classroom environments in noncredit professional development programs.

Tracking System to Identify Staff Participation in Training, Education, and Public Programs Related to Diversity and Inclusion

  • The Division will develop a feedback form for participants to share their reactions and potential impact on future attitudes and behavior.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes Statewide

  • PCS diversity advocates presented in an open forum to the leadership and lifelong learning members at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Delaware in Dover.
  • OLLI Dover offered a public lecture on the African-American experience through entertainment in southern Delaware as part of the opening of its new center.
  • OLLI in Wilmington has developed an outreach to aged and disabled veterans in cooperation with the Veteran’s Administration Hospital.

Diversity Resources at the University of Delaware

Professional and Continuing Studies serves the state, the nation and the world

As the adult and nontraditional learners’ portal to UD, Professional and Continuing Studies impacted more than 15,000 students last year. Click here to learn more about UD PCS’s impact.