Programs, usually offered as adjuncts to community college, college or university programs, that provide credit-granting and/or noncredit courses for adults who are seeking specific learning experiences on a part-time or short-term basis for personal, academic or occupational development.
Programs, usually at the college or university level, that offer instructional activities for academic credit beyond the confines of regular classes on campus in order to serve a wider clientele. The courses available through extension are often offered on evenings and weekends and may be identical to those provided in regular university settings, but may include short courses, exhibits, telecourses, correspondence programs, seminars and institutes.
Programs that accept new or secondhand equipment that is used for leisure time pursuits, repair the items if necessary, and keep them for use in their own programs, donate them to other community-based organizations for distribution to the people they serve, or sell them to raise money for agency programs.
The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.