About Academic Extension
University of Oregon Academic Extension (AE) serves as the principal information source and coordination point for many outreach efforts related to all areas of the university, including schools, colleges, centers, departments, academic divisions, and individual faculty. Through a variety of delivery modesin both credit and non-credit formatsAE programs serve communities and citizens across business, the arts, education, government, and social service sectors, in response to audiences locally, regionally and worldwide.
With offices around the state and a virtual presence beyond, the University of Oregon Academic Extension serves as a central point of information regarding academic outreach for domestic and international entrepreneurial activities.
The Academic Extension office was founded in 1912 as the UO Extension Office with the mission of bringing education opportunities to the entire state. That goal is carried on today with Distance Education, Summer Session, Continuing Education, and Lifelong Learning courses through a variety of subjects.
Most of Academic Extension programs are self-support and fee-based; they do not use state dollars. Academic Extension reports to the Office of Academic Affairs.