SAA's Committee on Education is currently seeking comments on its proposed revisions of "Archival Continuing Education (ACE) Guidelines," which was last reviewed in 2010. Provide your comments on any aspect of the proposed revisions here or send them to email@example.com. Deadline for comments: Wednesday, June 22.
Archival continuing education (ACE) provides professional archival knowledge beyond the formal credit/hour structure of education institutions. ACE connects with individual archivists in all phases of their careers by delivering basic, intermediate, and advanced classes in the areas of archival knowledge listed below.
These guidelines encourage lifelong learning opportunities within the archival community.
These guidelines specifically apply to individuals and organizations that provide or sponsor archival continuing education. Others will also find them useful, including practicing archivists, employers, archival educators, accrediting agencies, and those who fund, oversee, support, work with, or use archives or who participate in archival continuing education.
Archival continuing education programs should address the areas of archival knowledge delineated by the Society of American Archivists Guidelines for Graduate Programs in Archival Studies (GPAS) and the Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA):
Also appropriate are classes that address specialized topics such as formats, media, or repository type. All programs should engage the latest developments, technologies, and best practices in the knowledge areas.
Different class formats and venue options exist. Matching the needs of participants and topics being taught with the optimum format and venue is important. Classes may include, but are not limited to, workshops, seminars, institutes, in-house training programs, and professional association meetings, as well as emerging distance and online educational delivery mechanisms. Providing high value, low cost, highly accessible continuing education should be the primary goal.
Class information and materials must be appropriate to the intended subject, duration, delivery mechanism, and audience. Class developers will create learning materials based on identified needs and will incorporate and assess learning outcomes using recognized assessment methods and formal evaluation instruments. Instructors should be qualified in their fields.
Instructors and students should evaluate specific continuing education classes. Developers of individual classes and multi-class programs should evaluate the total range of classes offered over time and by other organizations to avoid needless duplication or competition.
 ACE "classes" is a generic term that includes workshops, seminars, clinics, institutes, short courses, e-learning, recorded programs, and webinars. See Appendix 4: List of Effective Delivery Formats.
 See Appendix 4: List of Effective Delivery Formats
 See Appendix 6: Curriculum Development
 See Appendix 2: Continuing Education Needs Identified by A*CENSUS (2004) and ACRL (2005) Surveys
 See Appendix 3: Recommended Instructor Qualifications
 See Appendix 5: Guidelines for Evaluating Continuing Education Programs and sample evaluation forms.
Appended to these guidelines are materials intended to serve as a general “toolkit” to aid continuing education providers and users in developing and preparing to attend continuing education offerings:
Appendix 1: Evolution of the ACE Guidelines
Appendix 2: Continuing Education Needs Identified by A*CENSUS (2004) and ACRL (2005)
Appendix 3: Recommended Instructor Qualifications
Appendix 4: List of Effective Delivery Formats
Appendix 5: Guidelines for Evaluating Continuing Education Programs
● Sample Evaluation Form for Individual Program and Instructor
● Sample Reviewer Evaluation Form
Appendix 6: Curriculum Development (Objectives, Work Application, Measurable Outcomes)
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