Distance & Continuing Education (DCE) provides proactive support for the Distance Learning mission of UF by coordinating resources for developing and administering distance learning courses and programs. The primary goal of DCE is to assist academic units in extending UF's resources beyond the traditional boundaries of the main UF campus. Some of DCE's services are centrally funded. Contact one of our departments to find out how we can help support your mission.
The Office of the Associate Provost of Teaching & Technology (TNT) defines Continuing Education as educational activities that do not grant college credit. Continuing Education programs may only be funded through collected revenues or grants and must be approved by the dean of their academic college.
During the initial stages of developing a business plan for your program, we recommend setting up a meeting with DCE to discuss services available that can help make your program a success.
Continuing Education Units provide support to UF colleges and academic units who wish to develop and offer non-credit programming per UF regulation 6C1-3.0376
To learn more about our non-credit services, visit the Services page or the website of a department below.
For Technology Support Services (TSS) Client Application Support for non-traditional programs, visit this UFIT page.
Brian K. Marchman, Ph.D. serves as Assistant Provost and the Director of Distance & Continuing Education (DCE) at the University of Florida. As the Director of DCE, a unit in the Associate Provost’s Office for Teaching & Technology, Dr. Marchman is responsible for online course production, Distance Learning program and student support, UF Flexible Learning, UF online Dual Enrollment, the TREEO Center, as well as non-credit Professional Development, Executive Education, and Conferences. Dr. Marchman is a proud four-time graduate of the University of Florida. He earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science, M.Ed. in Social Science Education, Ed.S. and Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, each from UF. He also holds a UF graduate certificate in Managing Distance Education Environments. In addition, Dr. Marchman completed post-doctoral work in a certificate program at Harvard University’s Graduate School.
Carol is responsible for all administrative, financial, promotional and programming areas at UF/TREEO. She handles all administrative functions for FlaWARN including deploying to the EOC during an emergency. She has been employed at UF/TREEO for more than 20 years and involved with FlaWARN from its inception.
She is the Vice President of the Florida Section American Water Resources Association, a member of the leadership team for Florida Section American Water Works Association Region XI, a member of the Utility Management Committee of Florida Water Environment Association and the Water Environment Foundation Utility Management Committee. She is also a member of the Green Meeting Industry Council, Society of Government Meeting Professionals and served as vice chair for the communication committee for the APEX green meetings standards panel that is tasked with setting standards for green meetings for the US EPA.